GROWING UP CHIMPANZEE by Eugenia Alston

GROWING UP CHIMPANZEE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A day in the forest life of an infant male, who is on hand as the adult males hoot to discover ripe fruit, the little ones beg food from adults, and a mother grooms her adolescent son and later strips leaves from a vine she sticks into a termite nest. (She ""has made a tool"" by ""changing the vine to fit the job."") The day begins with greetings ""which show that each knows the other's rank,"" and the book ends with a reminder of how each chimp assumes a specific status. All of which helps bring Goodall down to a eight-year-old level, though no more instructively (and, as pictured, less engagingly) than in Conklin's life cycle (KR, 1970).

Pub Date: March 21st, 1975
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell