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This is the first in a line of four books within the National Geographic Kids Chapters series that tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet three naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.
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About the Author
Aline Alexander Newman is a longtime contributor to National Geographic Kids magazine and a former teacher. She's a lifelong animal lover who has written more than 50 magazine stories about them. Her previous books for National Geographic include Lucky Leopards! And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues!, one of Amazon's picks for Best Children's Books of 2013; Rascally Rabbits!: And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly!; and How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language, coauthored with Dr. Gary Weitzman.