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Jun 20 2011

Bindi Wildlife Adventures: Snow Monkey Mischief by Ellie Browne

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Random House Australia, 2011. ISBN 978 1 864718317.
In Bindi Wildlife Adventures : Snow Monkey Mischief, readers will learn some interesting facts about the Japanese snow monkeys while trying to solve a mystery. It is aimed at girls aged 8-10 years old and using a well-known celebrity, like Bindi Irwin, as a character probably won't entice boys to read this!
The main character is Bindi, who has travelled to Japan with her Mum and brother to help her friend's mum photograph and observe the snow monkeys.
Snow Monkey Mischief is a short novel and is book 14 in this series. Readers will not need to read others in the series to understand what is going on.
Author, Ellie Browne (no, not Bindi Irwin as I first thought), uses easy to read language which is full of descriptions to help the reader imagine the scenery and events. I like how she has Bindi comparing Japan to Australia and how this story will help the reader learn about threats against these monkeys as Bindi and her friend find some snow monkeys who don't look very healthy and set out to find out why.
Kylie Kempster

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