No Monkeys, No Chocolate
Melissa Stewart and Allen Young
No Monkeys, No Chocolate is a beautifully illustrated children's book that looks at the intricate, critter-filled ecosystem that makes chocolate possible.
We see how animals and insects depend on each other, and finally how the cocoa tree depends on them all. From the midges that pollinate the cocoa blossoms to the roots of the cocoa tree, from the leaf-cutter ants to the lizards that eat them, and from the fungi that nourish the soil to the monkeys that eat the cocoa fruit, No Monkeys, No Chocolate guides us through a complex web of relationships that make chocolate possible in the simplest, most beautiful way.