The Chimpanzees of Happytown is a story about the importance of freedom, and how suppressing it can erase all the color and joy from a community. This book is a great way to teach your kids about freedom in a fun, age-appropriate, and subtle way.
Book title: The Chimpanzees of Happytown
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
Publisher: Orchard Books
Recommended ages: 3-5
Length: 32 pages
Story: In Drabsville everything is gray, without places to play or run around. One day Chutney, a traveling chimpanzee, comes back to town with a seed that grows into a beautiful tree. But his wonderful souvenir is quickly shut down by the mayor. How will Chutney ever share his happiness in such a gloomy town? He dreams of a happy community brightened by colors, playgrounds, and plants in bloom.
Illustrations: Comical and expressive illustrations depict changes in the mood of the story through vivid colors.
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