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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.
About the Author
Sarah Glenn Marsh is the author of the picture books Selfie Sebastien and A Campfire Tail, as well as the young adult novels Reign of the Fallen and Fear of the Drowning Deep. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their menagerie of four rescued greyhounds, three birds, and many fish. Visit her at sarahglennmarsh.com, on Twitter @SG_Marsh, and on Instagram @sarahmarshauthor.
Stephanie Fizer Coleman grew up in a rural area, with a babbling brook and lush forest just a few feet from her back door, and the love of nature she developed as a child still influences her work today. She has created illustrations for Chronicle Books, Mudpuppy, American Greetings, and Papyrus, among many other clients. She lives in West Virginia, and Ninita's Big World is her first book. Visit her online at stephaniefizercoleman.com, on Facebook and Instagram @stephfizercoleman, Pinterest @stephanie_fizer, and Twitter @StephanieFizer.
"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