Wild Tales

Mari Finds a Home

Written By: Lisa Lauria, Mariana Ikuta
Mari the Monkey knows everything there is to know about the Carter Station Wildlife Center, and she always makes everyone feel welcome. But, it wasn’t always that way. Once a tiny orphan in Costa Rica, she had to learn to stand up for herself and discover that family can be found in all sorts of unexpected places.

Not only does this storybook feature stunning, original illustrations, but it also includes a simple wood animal to build and customize, as well as a fold-out playscape to stage and photograph Mari! Encouraging creative play and wildlife conservation, these books are perfect for an engaging and interactive story time.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 11/13/2018
ISBN: 9781682981511
Pages: 24
Skill Level: Easy
Trim Size: 9 x 9

  • About the Author 
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Lisa Lauria, Author: Lisa Lauria is a children’s book writer and editor based in New York City. She has written for licensed properties including Disney, Care Bears, and Mad Libs. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband Peter, her daughter Cassidy, and her very rambunctious dog Stella.

Mariana Ikuta, Illustrator: Mariana Ikuta studied design in Brazil, illustration in London, and art in New York. Since she was young, she used drawing as a way of expressing herself before finding her calling as a professional artist. She lives in Vancouver where she devotes her time to her true passion illustrating pictures books.