Press and Praise for Orangutan Houdini
Radio and Podcasts
- BCTV: Brattleboro Community Television
- Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb
- Vermont Public Radio: Lessons from an Escaping Orangutan
Television and Webcasts
Press and Reviews
- Adventures with Kiddos reviews Orangutan Houdini
- Bear Pond Books - Orangutan Houdini & Creating Global Connections
- Bear Pond Books: Students Take On International Wildlife Issues
- Brodart selects Orangutan Houdini for its top Children & Teen Book Picks
- Examiner.com Review: Orangutan Houdini' by Laurel Neme -- Exploring the intelligence of animals
- Geek Dad recommends Orangutan Houdini
- Green Mountain Global Forum event on December 4, 2014
- Imagination Soup recommends Orangutan Houdini as one of its "Best Books"
- Indie bookstore Bear Pond Books includes ORANGUTAN HOUDINI in list of Best Nonfiction Children's Books for 2014
- Kids' Home Library review calls ORANGUTAN HOUDINI a book that "wows"
- Kirkus Reviews: Orangutan Houdini
- Mongabay -- One clever ape: new book celebrates real-life Orangutan Houdini
- Motherhood Moment reviews ORANGUTAN HOUDINI
- Orangutan Houdini - Review by Joy Makin' Mamas
- Shelburne News: Wildlife expert talks about her book: Orangutan Houdini
- Story Monsters Holiday Guide recommends Orangutan Houdini
What Kids are Saying
What Adults are Saying
“An amazing book about an amazing orangutan!”
—Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, primatologist and author of Reflections of Eden: My Years With the Orangutans of Borneo
“A delightful and revealing read! Neme brings to light the keen intelligence of our red-haired cousins with a fun story that celebrates Orangutan Houdinis everywhere.”
—Jeff Corwin, wildlife biologist and Emmy-winning television host
“I loved the story of the Orangutan Houdini, Fu Manchu—and you will too! This true story is a tribute to a great escape artist, and to the great minds at work, sometimes unsuspected and unappreciated, inside the heads of our fellow animals.”
—Sy Montgomery, ALA Sibert Award winner, author of Birdology and Walking with Great Apes
Orangutan Houdini is "an interesting exploration of animal intelligence for budding zoologists."
Children will love "Orangutan Houdini" and adults will too. Neme brings the mischievous creature to life with her carefully crafted account.
She specializes in bringing together diverse perspectives — from farmers and indigenous groups to high-level policymakers — to create positive solutions that protect wildlife while improving the livelihoods of those living near the animals.