DON’T MONKEY AROUND WITH OUR WORLD! Newest Title in the Bears for Cares Children’s Book Series Arrives Just in Time for Earth Day April 22, 2021, and Endangered Species Day May 21, 2021
Hudson Valley, NY (March 23, 2021)— “Today I have a story to tell. A story that I know so very well. The story of how we came to be. Told by no other than Jenny the Chimpanzee.” Thus, starts the delightful new “Jenny the Chimpanzee” book (Eifrig Publishing 26 p. $14.99 hardcover, $9.99 softcover) authored by 19-year-old Lotus Kay who is a passionate advocate for animals, the environment and endangered species.
Available now just in time for Earth Day April 22, 2021 and Endangered Species Day May 21, 2021,the book is told in rhyme and encourages young readers to learn about the history and origins of human evolution told by a chimpanzee named Jenny. And they will be reminded of how interconnected humans are with all other wildlife on this planet. As Lotus writes: “So let’s make sure that we care for each other’s safety. No matter who you are. Whoever you may be. Whether you are a human or a chimpanzee.”
Illustrated by Chey Diehl, “Jenny the Chimpanzee” is the latest release in the Bears for Cares book series and campaign founded by Kay and her sister Jazmin on Endangered Species Day as a project of Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots youth service program. The campaign aims to educate children about the state of wildlife and our earth, and what they can do to make a difference and create a more compassionate world.
An added bonus to “Jenny the Chimpanzee” are inspirational quotes from world-renowned ethologist and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall, considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees.
Other books in the series include “More Beautiful Than Heaven,” “Billie the Octopus,” and “A Thanksgiving for the Turkeys.”
Bears for Cares books are also available with stuffed animals based on characters in the books in partnership with toy company Hugg-a-Planet: Beary the Polar Bear (in “More Beautiful Than Heaven”), Billie the Octopus, Milo the Turkey and Jenny the Chimpanzee.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all books and toys will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program.
Bears for Cares books are recommended for ages 4-9 and retail for $14.99 for hardcover and $9.99 for softcover. The books are published by Eifrig Publishing are printed on recycled acid-free paper. For more information about Bears for Cares click here.
More books in the Bears for Care series are due later this year.
About the Author
Lotus Kay is a teen writer who has been published in many publications including Green Child Magazine, Natural Parent, Thrive Global, and many others. She is a recipient of a grant from Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program for her work creating the Bears for Cares educational campaign to educate youth about endangered species and wildlife. For more information about Lotus, her books and
Bears for Cares, please click here.
About the Illustrator
Chey Diehl is an illustrator who attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Click here for her portfolio.
About The Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share. For more information visit The Jane Goodall Institute here.
About Roots & Shoots
Roots & Shoots, founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall, is a youth service program for young people of all ages. Their mission is to empower young people to affect positive change in their communities. For more information click here.