The Case of the Monkeys That Fell From the Trees
- Follow the steps of real-life biologists as they investigate intriguing natural events and uncover several fascinating ecological connections in the tropical forests of Central and South America. 171 pp
- Age 9-12 years Grades 4-7
- Why would several monkeys suddenly fall from the trees? How do tiny frogs make deadly poisons? Why are passionvines so difficult to find? Why do certain plants harbor hordes of biting ants? What kind of creature pollinates an odd-looking flower? These are some of the mysteries explored in this fascinating follow-up to Susan Quinlan's award-winning The Case of the Mummified Pigs and Other Mysteries in Nature. Each of the eleven ecological mysteries in this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book follow scientists as they track down clues, set up curious experiments, and ultimately discover some of the surprising and hidden connections that make tropical forests so fascinating—and so fragile. Ms. Quinlan's carefully researched illustrations help readers visualize tropical forests, diverse plants and animals, and the details of each mystery.
- "Outstanding science writing and impressive scholarship make this a first choice for science enthusiasts." --Kirkus Reviews
- "Fascinating case studies in a style that conveys the thrill of the scientific chase." --School Library
- "Students will be intrigued and amazed." --Library Media Connection