Chimps Should Be Chimps

A Free, Interactive iPad Children’s Book

Old Poe and granddaughter Lulu share how chimps should be free to be themselves, from chimp head to chimp toe! Click the App Store badge below for the free download.

Chimps Should Be Chimps was produced by Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE in partnership with Manning Productions.


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Meet Poe and Lulu, the zoo's oldest chimp and his granddaughter. Curious Lulu knows Poe didn't always live in the zoo—what was life like when he was a tyke? As Poe traces his history, he reveals the hidden hardships of his childhood in entertainment and shares the joy he finds in his new home. The story celebrates the delights of swinging, climbing trees, being with family, and following Poe's motto: above all, chimps should be chimps.

Behind the Scenes

Learn why the iPad was the perfect platform for Chimps Should Be Chimps, a free interactive storybook presented by Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE and Manning Productions.

About the Story

Discover the behind-the-scenes story of Chimps Should Be Chimps, a free iPad interactive storybook presented by Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE and Manning Productions.

 

Chimps Should Be Chimps
The official website for the free, interactive iPad children's book produced by Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE in partnership with Manning Productions.

 

Coming Up With Chimps Should Be Chimps
Scientist Steve Ross shares how a group of great ape researchers decided they needed to produce an iPad children’s book to change attitudes about chimpanzees.

 

Illustrating Chimps Should Be Chimps
In this blog post from partner Manning Productions, illustrator Natalie Sklobovskaya describes the process of drawing chimpanzees Poe and Lulu.

 

Behind the Scenes
See how this heartwarming story about chimpanzees Old Poe and Lulu went from pitch to pixels with this blog post from partner Manning Productions!

 

Back to Square One
This blog post from partner Manning Productions shares how the illustrator for Chimps Should Be Chimps came to the zoo to sketch first impressions of her wild subjects.