The Unsightly Aye-Aye
Nature's Freak Show: Ugly Beasts
Aye-ayes belong to the animal group known as primates, which includes not only humans, but apes and monkeys. Aye-ayes lack the majesty of a gorilla or the cuteness of a monkey. Aye-ayes are so strange looking they were originally classified as rodents. Readers of this absorbing volume will discover fascinating facts about these odd animals, who have big eyes, enormous ears, and elongated fingers, and who use echolocation to find food. Accessible text addresses elementary science concepts, while colorful images dazzle the eyes. Fact boxes and a graphic organizer enrich the narrative.