The Okomi stories are based upon real events and natural chimp behavior in the wild as observed by Jane Goodall. Dr. Goodall discovered that chimpanzee babies and their mothers play little games, such as tickling each other, that bonded them closely together. The Okomi books are based on these observations, telling simple stories covering issues of fear, playfulness, laughter, surprise, and new experiences. Young children and their parents will find the stories engaging, comforting, and even instructive, while encouraging an interest in animals and nature.
In this story, Little Okomi wakes up feeling playful! Going out into the forest to find breakfast with Mama Du is a great game until he becomes tired and hungry.