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    • 978-1-03-914622-8
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    • 978-1-03-914620-4
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 36 pages
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    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 36 pages
  • Keywords
    • monkey,
    • Amazon rainforest,
    • jungle story,
    • treasure box,
    • natural habitat,
    • jungle animals,
    • kindness

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Yuri and the Treasure Box
by Emma Ugarelli

Yuri is quite the curious monkey! One day, while walking along the Amazon River, he bumps into something strange, something he has never seen before. He picks it up, wondering what it could be. Is it a hat? A seat? A drum? No . . . it’s a treasure box! Or is it? While bringing awareness to the Amazon and its diverse wonders, Yuri and the Treasure Box is a delightful book about empathy, self-regulation, curiosity, respect, consideration, and compassion for others. Children will learn the value of kindness, caring for their environment, and respecting others, whether big or small.

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Emma Ugarelli was born in Lima, Peru, where she worked as a psychologist for almost fifteen years. In 2002, she moved with her family to Vancouver, Canada. There, Emma studied Early Childhood Education and has been working in this field for the past twenty years. Yuri and the Treasure Box is Emma’s second book; her first book, Lou and His Mane, was published in 2021. Emma currently lives in Kitsilano, Vancouver, with her family and cat, Ricky. Visit for activities, games, and news.


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