THE MOTHER CHIMPANZEE by Edith Thacher Hurd

THE MOTHER CHIMPANZEE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dedicated to Jane Goodall and incorporating her eyewitness findings--the rain dance and termite search--another of the Hurds' gently unwinding life-cycle narratives. Unlike the others in the series, this covers not one but five years as the baby chimp grows from mother's milk and total dependence to a diet of figs, honey, and bananas, and increasing independence. An older male makes a benign appearance, a leopard watches but does not pounce, and the baby chimp reluctantly gives up mother's protection. In competent woodcuts, brown baboons and chimps eat and play in the jungle-green grass. Raindrop fresh.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1978
Publisher: Little, Brown