Little Meerkat is a humorous, lively and adventurous picture book aimed at 3 – 7 year olds. The main character, Little Meerkat, craves independence and adventure in his life. His extended family, of Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Sister and Brother, are there to guide and protect him.
Aleesah has used this internationally recognised animal as the main character for her latest picture book to ensure children from all backgrounds, cultures and countries can connect with and learn from Little Meerkat’s story. Because Little Meerkat is such a brave and inscrutable character, his behaviour, dialogue and misadventures bring humour to the story, which offered fabulous opportunities for the illustrator,Shannon Melville, to interpret the text and create truly inspiring and unique visual images.