Author : Goodall, Jane
Illustrator : Marks, Alan
Size : 7,7” x 9,4”
Pages : 32
Additional specs : Color throughout. Laminated hardcover
Price : US $12.00 / CA $16.00
ISBN : 978-988-8341-35-1

This touching true story of a chimpanzee and dog friendship will tug at your heartstrings, no matter what age you are.

In a starred review, Booklist said, “few children will be able to resist the images of the small black chimp with huge, sad eyes clinging tightly to the dog…”

Alan Marks’ watercolor illustrations convey all of Rickie’s complicated emotions with pictures that are truly stunning.

Rickie is a baby chimpanzee living with her mother in the rain forest of Central Africa.
But her peaceful childhood is shattered on the day a hunter shows up, looking for an exotic pet to sell at the market. Rickie will never see her mother again, but she has the good fortune to be rescued by a man who knows that selling wild animals is against the law, and he cares for her.

Still, Rickie is lonely while the man is away at work–that is, until she befriends his dog Henri, making for an unlikely friendship that provides Rickie with the love she needs. Here is a heart-warming true story about love and friendship that will captivate readers of all ages.