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100% of the proceeds from “Aye-Aye Gets Lucky” will be donated to organizations working to help with Aye-Aye protection and conservation.

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. 

Books In The Series

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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.

“There was a little PANGOLIN whose name was Pangopup. He rode upon his mother’s tail and dreamt of growing up.”

Coming 2020

OKAPI Loves His Zebra Pants OKAPI Loves His Zebra Pants

A shy creature, OKAPI spends his days playing alone in the thick African Rainforest. One day, he meets a CHIMPANZEE who laughs at his striped legs and calls them zebra pants. OKAPI fights humour with humour 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 zebra animal and see for himself if he has in fact accidently taken its pants.

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

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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