The heart-tugging true story of how YouTube star Ninita—a deaf, orphaned pygmy marmoset (the smallest type of monkey)—found family, friendship, and a forever home! Illustrated in full color.
Ninita is the only known deaf pygmy marmoset in the world, but that doesn't stop her from making friends and chasing her next adventure! Abandoned by her parents and rescued by the RSCF, this tiny, curious monkey loves exploring her habitat. And when she meets Mr. Big—another pygmy marmoset—she has finally found a friend who likes to eat, climb, and play as much as she does. A YouTube celebrity, Ninita's videos have been viewed nearly 2 million times!
Published in partnership with the RSCF, this charming true story of how one little orphaned monkey got a second chance to have a family gently introduces kids to disability, biodiversity, and wildlife conservation.
Sarah Glenn Marsh
lives in Virginia with her husband, four rescued greyhounds, three birds, and many fish.
Instagram: @sarahmarshauthorStephanie Fizer Coleman
lives in West Virginia.
"The pocket-size monkey’s expressive face will melt readers’ hearts."—Booklist
"Young readers will love Ninita and learn to care about saving her habitat."—Kirkus
"[C]uddly, approachable art....[and] Marsh’s author’s note includes valuable context."—Publishers Weekly
"A narrative that will crawl into your heart with a smile and a small toothbrush."—School Library Journal