Synopses & Reviews
High in the trees of the rainforest in Sumatra, a baby orangutan is born. Follow her from birth to adulthood, as she learns to look after herself. See her eating her first solid foodand#160;and#8212; mashed fruit, learning to climb, and relaxing in the "nest." She will stay with her mom, learning how to survive in the forest, until she is five years old.
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"A baby orangutan accompanies her mother throughout the Sumatran rainforest in this addition to the Eye on the Wild series. Eszterhas's vivid photographs chronicle the orangutan's early life as her mother teaches her to find fresh leaves, fruit, and bugs, as well as climb and swing from the trees. The text strikes a gentle balance between light anthropomorphism ('It's a bit scary at first without Mom but she remembers all the things Mom has taught her about living in the forest'), and factual details about the species. Readers should be fascinated by the orangutans' supple movements as they travel the jungle canopy and may observe how their interactions are not so different from the tenderness shared between a human mother and child. Available simultaneously: Sea Otter. Ages 4 up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"She is so weak she can barely raise her head. But her little fingers are very strong and she will use them to cling to her mumand#8217;s long red fur. The orangutan mum holds her baby close, to keep her safe and warm in the wet jungle." and#151; from the book
About the Author
California-based wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas
spends nine months of the year photographing a wide variety of wildlife in the field. In recent years, she has specialized in documenting family life and has become well known for her unprecedented work with newborn animals. Althoughand#160;Eszterhas works primarily in Africa, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops everywhere from Antarctica and the Arctic to Alaska and Montana.