A moving and beautifully illustrated story about hope and belonging.
Natemba's life is turned upside down on the day she loses her mother. Her search for belonging takes the little vervet monkey across the wide plains, deep rivers and dense forests of South Africa. Helped along her way by giraffes, zebras, lions and elephants, Natemba soon finds friendship and the meaning of home.
Every year throughout Africa hundreds of Blue Vervet monkeys are shot as pests or hit by cars as their habitat diminishes. Many of the dead females are found with their live babies still clinging to their chests. Netamba is inspired by the courage of these orphans.
This simple and moving story is brought to life by Annette Lodge' vivid watercolour illustrations.
Annette Lodge is a highly awarded painter and illustrator. She exhibits regularly in Sydney and her work is represented in public and private collections both nationally and overseas including WA University, Mirvac Corporation, Sydney Park Royal, The Shell Collection, USA, Royal Palms Casino, Vanuatu, Twin Waters Resort, Banff Centre of Fin Arts Canada.
Annette has written and illustrated several children's books and has recently designed a children's television series in collaboration with Rocket Music.
Review: Inspiring illustrations & words that will captivate and teach children the warmth of home.
Author: Annette Lodge