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100% of book proceeds donated to organizations working to help with conservation of the endangered animals featured in the books.

Meet PANGOPUP MEET PANGOPUP

Who needs rules? Not this adventurous pangolin. He’s tired of staying safe inside!

Pangopup is convinced he is old enough to leave his burrow and see the world. When his mother disagrees, the naughty pup waits for her to fall asleep and sneaks away. Outside, he meets a mischievous DIK DIK who is eager to show him some fun. However, DIK DIK’s idea of fun isn’t necessarily PANGOLIN proof and Pangopup finds himself in more and more danger as their explorations of the African landscape take them further from his burrow.

On the surface “Adventures of a Pangolin” is about a naughty pangolin who thinks he knows better than his mom. But look deeper, and it’s a story about kindness, navigating peer pressure, learning from our mistakes, and above all the power of unconditional love.

Kids love the fact-filled spread at the end of the story where they can learn about the pangolin and dik dik, ways to help endangered animals, and even how to draw them! 

Endangered & Misunderstood is an ongoing series of children’s picture books that takes a different approach to the serious subject of lesser-known endangered animals, with an emphasis on laughter, adventure, and themes everyone can relate to.  

All proceeds go towards the protection and conservation of the endangered pangolin. 

Meet AYE-AYE MEET AYE-AYE

Aye-Aye doesn’t mean to be naughty. He can’t help himself. Or can he? 

Aye-Aye is an endangered lemur who loves pulling pranks on the villagers of Madagascar. He loves it when they squeal, but mostly he loves it when they huck their yummy meals at him. 

Until one day, they decide enough is enough and ban him from the village! Poor Aye-Aye is lonely and hungry and desperate to find a way to win back their hearts and clear his name. But how can he when he doesn’t understand where he went wrong? 

Luckily, a friendly flying fox swoops in to teach Aye-Aye a lesson and helps him to understand how his trickster ways made the people feel. Can Aye-Aye find a way to prove to the villagers that he’s changed? Will they give him a second chance? Will you? 

On the surface, “Aye-Aye Gets Lucky” is about a misunderstood lemur finding a way to win love, but look deeper, and it’s a story about empathy, self-acceptance, community, and second chances. 

Kids love the fact-filled spread at the end of the story where they can learn about the aye-aye and flying fox, ways to help endangered animals, and even how to draw them! 

Endangered & Misunderstood is an ongoing series of children’s picture books that takes a different approach to the serious subject of lesser-known endangered animals, with an emphasis on laughter, adventure, and themes everyone can relate to.  

Buy “Aye-Aye Gets Lucky” to help this endangered lemur turn his luck around. All proceeds go towards the protection and conservation of endangered lemurs, just like Aye-Aye. 

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Coming FEBRUARY 2021

OKAPI Loves His Zebra Pants OKAPI Loves His Zebra Pants

Okapi loves his striped legs until a naughty chimpanzee teases him for stealing “zebra pants”. Suddenly his special stripes don’t feel special. They feel terrible. 

Okapi loves spending carefree days frolicking in the African Rainforest alongside his best friend AFRICAN GREY PARROT. Until one day, he meets a CHIMPANZEE who laughs at his striped legs and teases that he’s stolen a zebra’s pants. OKAPI has never met a ZEBRA and pretends he doesn’t care, but the seed is planted, and he soon finds himself questioning the very stripes he used to love. 

What choice does he have but to set out in search of this strange zebra animal and see for himself if he has in fact accidentally taken its pants.  On his journey he meets friendly ELEPHANTS, HIPPOS and GORILLAS while dodging less friendly LIONS and LEOPARDS. When he finally makes it to the edge of the jungle and spots the herd of ZEBRAS, OKAPI is shocked to see that maybe the CHIMPANZEE was right! Thankfully his wise PARROT friend is there to help turn it around and OKAPI finds happiness in making new friends that are different in some ways and alike in others.

Kids love the fact-filled spread at the end of the story where they can learn about okapis, chimpanzees and African grey parrots,  ways to help endangered animals, and even how to draw them! 

Endangered & Misunderstood is an ongoing series of children’s picture books that takes a different approach to the serious subject of lesser-known endangered animals, with an emphasis on laughter, adventure, and themes everyone can relate to.  

Coming February 14, 2021! In the meantime, pre-order the ebook of “Okapi Loves His Zebra Pants” to help him feel safe at home. All proceeds go towards the protection and conservation of the endangered okapi. 

“Okapi loved his zebra pants and wore them every day. He never tried to take them off. He wanted them to stay.”

Coming 2021

Endangered Underwater
Endangered Underwater

Endangered & Misunderstood is excited to take the series out of Africa and into the water for books 4, 5 & 6 of the series. Book 4 features the playful sea otter what happens when he loses his friend’s very special otter stone. Book 5 features the gentle whale shark and book 6 the mystical sea horse.

Author

Terri Tatchell Terri Tatchell

Terri Tatchell is a Canadian writer known for her Oscar and BAFTA nominated work on ‘District 9’. Her love for animals and allegory have united in the creation of the ‘Endangered and Misunderstood’ series, giving the underdogs of endangered animals a lyrical voice filled with laughter, adventure and relatable themes.
illustrator

Ivan Sulima Ivan Sulima

Ivan Sulima graduated from the book graphics department of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and has worked as a children’s book illustrator since 2010. His father Kostyantyn Sulyma and grandfather Petro Kozin are known Ukrainian artists. 

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