Why Monkeys Live in Trees

And Other Stories of the Great Outdoors

By John Townsend (Author), Martina Peluso (Illustrator)

Series Animal Stories for Bedtime


Pub Date 3/22/2022

ISBN 9781913971601

Format Hardcover



Why Monkeys Live in Trees

And Other Stories of the Great Outdoors

by John Townsend, Martina Peluso
Inspired by traditional folktales from around the world, this volume in the Animal Stories for Bedtime series features fantastical, mesmerizing tales about how different animals from the jungle came to resemble the species that we know today.

Animal stories of the great outdoors have been told over generations, often around campfires in the dead of night. Many cultures throughout the world have used the wildlife around them in their rich heritage of storytelling. Whether set in the jungles, wildernesses, plains, or mountains of Africa, America, Asia, or Australia, the stories in this book go back a long way—now retold with new twists and turns for the bedtimes of today. This collection contains eight engaging stories including “How the Tiger Got Her Stripes,” “The Hyena’s Last Laugh,” and “When the Polar Bears Danced.” The stories mix humor, suspense, a few scares, and charming full-color artwork to irresistible effect.

John Townsend was a secondary school teacher before becoming a writer of informative and entertaining children's books.
Martina Peluso studied printing at the Institute of Art in Naples. Based in Edinburgh, she has worked for many advertising and publishing companies.

Title Details

Pages 96 pages, all in color

Trim 8.43 x 10.3 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can

Category Fiction

Age Range 5 and up