Little Meerkat written by Aleesah Darlison & Illustrated by Shannon Melville
Published by Wombat Books
Multi-talented award winning author, Aleesah Darlison delivers yet another beautiful picture book with, Little Meerkat.
Little Meerkat is just as adventurous, energetic and invincible as any young animal or even young child, well he believes he is.
This young fella is anxious to assert his independence and no longer wants to be treated like a baby. Too old for cuddles, holding paws and definitely too old to stay home while his family go hunting for food; Little Meerkat yearns for excitement and even a little danger.
But his extended family have other ideas and they are quick to remind him although he can be all the things he dreams when he grows up for now he must listen to his family and stay where they can protect him. Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister, Aunty and Uncle all work together to care for this little firecracker.
Little Meerkat is not convinced until he explores just a bit too far from home and encounters a sneaky slithery snake. ‘Heellllpppp!’
Little Meerkat quickly discovers just how much he does need his family and especially Mumma’s cuddles.
Who doesn’t love meerkats? After reading this story you will fall in love with them even more.
Aleesah brings these puzzling little creatures to life offering a story that’s language is heartfelt and simple, easily identifiable with the young and young at heart. The importance of the family unit is apparent in each breathtaking illustration and will relate to children, especially those cared for by extended members of their family.
Shannon’s vibrant drawings capture the landscape and surroundings of these adorable little creatures. The earthy colours complement Aleesah’s story which is sure to be a treasured edition to your home.
This a perfect picture book for the little Meerkat in your life.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Aleesah Darlison
Illustrator: Shannon Melville
Title: Little Meerkat
Publisher: Wombat Books
Published: February 2014