As soon as I saw Mad About Monkeys by Owen Davey (Flying Eye Books, RRP Â£12.99), I knew that Alfie would adore it. He’s a real nature boy withÂ monkeys a particular favourite and this book featuresÂ facts about allÂ 250 species, from their eating habits (macaquesÂ swim underwater to findÂ crabs), sleeping places (geladas snooze in huddles on cliffs), habitats and mischievous characteristics. It’s all delivered in a really fun way, with a slightly comic tone â€“Â we loved finding out about the Japanese snow monkeys making snowballs and the amazing facial hair of the De Brazza’s Monkey. And allÂ accompanied by Davey’s beautiful graphic illustrations. You can even buy prints from Davey’s own site, Â£15 each.