Ninita's big world : the true story of a deaf pygmy marmoset

by Marsh, Sarah Glenn,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Juvenile Non-Fiction JUV 599.8 MAR
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  JUV 599.8 MAR
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 599.8 Mar
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.8 M35
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 599.84 M36
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 599.84 M36
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A pygmy marmoset peeks over the rim of a teacup on the cover of this true story of wildlife conservation. Ninita was born in the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation of Florida, but because she was deaf, her parents abandoned her. Fortunately, Ninita had human caregivers to step in and give her the attention she needed please pause to take in Ninita's enjoyment over being brushed with a toothbrush and licking whipped cream with her tiny pink tongue. The narrative text follows her growth and curiosity as she learns important life skills, despite being unable to hear. Eventually she is ready to live in the sanctuary's outdoor area with other marmosets, making this a simplified but sweet story of animal rehabilitation. Coleman's endearing digital illustrations are rendered in a comforting pastel palette, where greens and Ninita's golden browns predominate; the pocket-size monkey's expressive face will melt readers' hearts. An author's note on marmosets and the Florida sanctuary fills out the story nicely and emphasizes that, though adorable, these creatures should not be kept as pets.--Julia Smith Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Marsh introduces Ninita, a pygmy marmoset that was born deaf and taken in by human caregivers when her parents abandoned her after only three weeks. In Coleman's cuddly, approachable art, Ninita is groomed with a toothbrush ("the bristles felt just like a mother's claws") and she peeks into the pages of a book and climbs up her caregiver's pant leg. Finally, Ninita finds a friend in another pygmy marmoset brought into the house: "While Ninita couldn't hear his chatter or whisper secrets to him, she could climb as high as he could and jump just as fast." Though readers may not gain a clear sense of Ninita's transition from the sanctuary to domestic life, Marsh's author's note includes valuable context. Photos of the real Ninita, and a description of the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation and its pygmy marmoset breeding program, conclude. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Pygmy marmoset -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Animals with disabilities -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Pygmy marmoset.
Animals with disabilities.
Publisher Boston :Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2019
Contributors Coleman, Stephanie Fizer, illustrator.
Audience Age 4-7.
K to Grade 3.
Language English
Notes "Published in partnership with the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation"--Page 4 of cover.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781328770011
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