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"Our Mission Statements"

Mary Lynn and Jesse

Our Mission For The Monkeys That Come To Us is to give monkeys a chance to be happy, healthy, and enriched when their caregivers cannot continue to do this for them.

Our Missions For Our Presentations is to give our audience something very special. The special thing is simply called - "The Gift Of The Monkeys.". Jesse and Mary Lynn know that they have something so very special in their lives and that it must be shared. We not only wish to share our monkeys with others but we wish to share a glimpse into our lives as "Monkey Caregivers" too. We know how rewarding it is to spend time with the monkeys and now it can be your turn to bring the monkey into your special event.

We both know (without a doubt) "We truly make memories that will last forever.

Our Mission For Offering Help To Other Monkey Caregivers is to help captive monkeys have the best possible life experience. We feel the best way to achieve this Special Mission is to share what we have learned while caring for the monkeys, who have been shared with us. The series of books I have written and personal visits to other monkey caregivers are just two of the ways that we wish to be helpful. More information about the "Living With Monkeys" book is listed below.

“Living With Monkeys”

“The Baby Book”

           This informative book was written to help you choose wisely about becoming a monkey caregiver. It has 265 pages of photos, stories, and many things to think about and talk over with your family, as you are deciding about bringing a monkey into your home. You may find out that there is a lot more to having a primate than you think.

             It is the author's primary goal in writing this book to get good information out to people about living with monkeys. Some of you may be in the process of making the huge decision about purchasing a monkey or maybe some of you already have a monkey that you are caring for. In either case we hope that you find this book helpful

                Mary Lynn chose to write this book at the same time she is raising her little monkey Silly Willy, so take advantage now of her 25 years of experience. This book is an important tool for anyone that is interested in living with monkeys.

                 Please spend the $12.95 with your Paypal account to order this simple to read and understand pet monkey caregivers book. It is easy to order and you get your book immediately. Got to: Enjoy this informative site and get your free sample pages. Oh, please check out the Blog that is located on the site too for the latest information on being a monkey caregiver.

"The Toddler Book" will be out soon. It is the second book in this series of "Living With Monkeys."


Our Mission For Writing "The Little Monkey Rascals" Book was for the opportunity to share the story of Andrew and his attitude. He chose to have an attitude during his lifetime with the other monkeys and me too. So, I took the opportunity to teach the children that with an attitude problem their comes a high price to pay. Learning to "Choose Again" is a tool that can help children understand and carry throughout their entire lives. The writing of this story truly shows children that an attitude just doesn't affect us but it also affects others too. It makes me smile every time a book is sold. This smile is not for the money but for the opportunity to plant a seed hopefully into the mind of the special child who is being gifted the book..

“The Little Monkey Rascals”

(An Overview of the Book)

                  Hi, I am Mary Lynn, the monkey lady, of SunShine MonkeyShines and the author o f this book. The little monkey characters that I have written about are the monkeys, which have been in my life for the past 25 years. Andrew, (my late star performing monkey) always had an attitude problem. I pulled from the different behaviors and personalities of my monkeys, in order to weave a human type experience with them in their troupe.

                   Andrew, the leader of the Monkey Rascals, has an attitude problem from time to time. He learns he must look within himself, and do what we all must do when we have the same type of problem. He learns that he must choose again!

                This series of books have a “Little Rascals” type of story line, but with monkeys. It takes place in the rain forest in South America around the Amazon River. The monkeys form a club and then start to build a clubhouse. They are having a real monkey experience in the forest, because they are experiencing encounters with hawks, jaguars, and of course parents, and even boyfriends, and girlfriends!

                   The book is a way to introduce children to learning more about healthy thinking skills. There are many situations in the stories when attitude problems occur within the troupe. The reader learns many ways to become aware about the real issues behind these problems.There are several interactive endings throughout the books, in order for the children to think about what choice they would like to see Andrew make when he is confronted with his problems.

                     The adult readers who have read these stories seem to love them too. Some have said, “Only a monkey caregiver could have written such an entertaining book about a troupe of monkeys living in the rain forest.”

About the Illustrations

Bob Childers, who in real life is my very artistic husband, created the cover and the illustrations in the first book, “Andrew and His Attitude.” He selected actual photos of monkeys who have been in and around our lives, and then created from them the wonderful cover and illustrations. The seedpod that Andrew is holding on the cover of the book is actually one we have from the rain forest.

(About The Photo )

*Little Pixie* is with her Daddy. She is age 4 and this was her birthday.

About The Star Of The Book

                          Writing the book has been a wonderful healing experience for me. Andrew was truly a very unusual character, and we truly did live with him and his attitude problems for almost 17 years. We hope you and your loved ones really enjoy the story about him and his friends in the forest. He was a Wedge-capped Capuchin Monkey and he loved to show people how talented he was at riding his Harley Davidson Scooter. He knew he was the star of the show as you can see in this treasured photo of him.

How To Order

Call To Order Your Copy Of The Book

$12.00 per copy  

(About The Photo)

*Andrew Jackson Campbell* was 15 years old in this photo. This photo has been placed on the back cover. As you can see he was sporting his attitude while he was riding his Harley Davidson!

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