Never Smile at a Monkey (Prebound)

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Winter 2009 Kids' List

“Do you know what you should never do to wild animals? Once again Steve Jenkins teaches nonfiction in an energetic, exciting,and wonderfully illustrated format. His bold, layered, cut-paper collage makes the animals come alive adn the text even more engaging.”
— Ellen Mager, Booktenders Children's, Doylestown, PA


Visually stunning. "School Library Journal, "starred review
When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things you just don t do. It's clearly a bad idea to tease a tiger, pull a python's tail, or bother a black widow spider. But do you know how dangerous it can be to pet a platypus, collect a cone shell, or touch a tang fish? Some creatures have developed unusual ways of protecting themselves or catching prey, which can make them unexpectedly hazardous to your health.

In this dynamic and fascinating picture book by Steve Jenkins, you'll find out what you should "never" do if you encounter one of these surprisingly dangerous animals.

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated over twenty picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eyepopping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. To learn more about Steve and his books, visit"

Product Details
ISBN: 9781627653695
ISBN-10: 1627653694
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English