Below is the conversation
Mr. Figinblossom's students had after they encountered the spider monkeys.
Read it, then add your contribution to the conversation in your TRAVEL LOG.
We're just hanging around - in the
canopy! Wow! There are so many branches and leaves overlapping one another
- with dancing speckles of sun splattered all over them. It's like we're
in the middle of a giant picture puzzle - and we're each just one small
piece of the puzzle."
Tina: Well I certainly don't want to sound like Catrina, but being small like the ants sure makes this tree trunk seem incredibly long.
Catrina: Yeah, and so incredibly boring! I'm getting sick and tired of this climbing business. If I wanted to march this much I would have joined the school band! You know your life has reached its sorriest state when you start envying a bunch of apes, but if we were regular size again at least we could climb and play on the branches, too.
Otis: Actually, spider monkeys are not really considered apes. They are primates like apes - and like us - but.....
Catrina: Who cares?! Your head is so stuffed full of facts that you don't even get my point: those monkeys are playing and having a great time and we're marching up the trunk of a mile-long tree like a bunch of robotic insects.
Otis: Ants may seem robotic, but actually their behavior is programmed by chemicals called pheromones that are...
Catrina: Spare me the details, would you, Shakespeare?! I just want to get this trip over as soon as possible, OK, and I don't need the host of the Nature Channel making it longer and duller than it already is.
Tina: You know, that's what we like about you, Rat-a-tat-tat, you're just so complimentary and agreeable - like a lightening storm.
Wally: Ah, c'mon guys, let's do what the frog said and make good use of what we've got. Let's take a break and play right here on the bark for a while.
Dalia: Yeah, this would make a great place for a game of hide-n-go-seek.
Charlie: Or a scavenger hunt!
Teresa: We could play queen on the mountain!
Jose: Or war! The enemy is just over that ridge... !Atacamos! Onward troops!
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