Life in Maasai Mara is just perfect—or so it seems to Punkey, Lankey, Shulley, and Sankey—four little monkeys who reside with their respective parents in the Kenyan natural game reserve. Because Punkey and Shulley are red-tailed monkeys and Lankey and Sankey are vervets, their parents do not want them to play with each other. Although the monkeys do not see the differences between them, they are soon swayed by their parents’ advice and distance themselves from each other.
Although the Maasai Mara might be the coolest place on earth, it is not all peace and tranquility in the game reserve. As the plucky primates’ eyes are opened to the undercurrent of fear and distrust that grips Maasai Mara, they find the value in friendship, despite their differences. Now they are left to decide whether to allow the rampant “monkeyism” in the game reserve to destroy its progress or forge a new future where there is equality and opportunity for all. As the curious and playful monkeys encounter danger, mischief, heartache, and excitement in their journey to the truth, now only time will tell if they will ever discover the joy of unity.
In this enchanting young adult tale, four monkeys living in a beautiful African wildlife reserve navigate life and adventure together while searching for acceptance and harmony.