The Little Gibbon Who Lost His Song, published in 2016, tells the story of Little Gibbon who becomes separated from his family in the thick, black smoke from a forest fire.
Gibbons rely on singing to communicate with other members of their family but, as evidenced by our behavioural research, gibbons sing less in smoky conditions. After losing his song, Little Gibbon goes on an epic journey through the forest, meeting many forest friends, in an effort to be reunited with his family.
This bilingual book (English and Indonesian) aims to give children an insight into the amazing species that call the forest home. They will go on a journey to discover many forest animals and the interesting behaviours of these unique species. But, ultimately, our hope is for children to understand that the forest is at risk from fires and that local people play a crucial role in keeping it safe for the future.
🌏 Written in both English and Indonesian, so why not learn a bit of the language of the country the Little Gibbon lives in!