The Great Ape Escape

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The safari park monkeys are a smart bunch! They're always up to something—and one day Banana Bill has an ingenious plan. With warm and witty illustrations by Pascal Biet, this is a hilarious celebraiton of monkey mayhem.


Fiona Manlove was born in London and studied in Kent. After travelling to the USA and Australia in her early 20s, she returned to England where she married and had two children and now lives in Surrey. Fiona is a prolific writer for all ages from young children to young adults. Pascal Biet was born in a lovely medieval town in the Loire Valley in France. He became interested in drawing from a young age. The Smurfs and Babar were inspirations, to name a few. He participated in the contest that the Book Fair in Bologna, Italy, organizes every year. His illustrations were selected and exhibited there at the Fiera del Libro per Ragazzi in April 1997. Since then he has illustrated several picture books that have been published in many countries.