The Big Old Rambutan Tree

International Publication Dates:

    • Australia & New Zealand: 4th May 2020
    • UK, USA & Canada: 10th November 2020
  • Australia inc Postage
  • International inc Postage

RRP AU $24.95 | NZ $24.95 | UK £12.95 | USA $18.95 | CAN $24.95

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Despite the warnings from her friends, an orangutan named Ginger, rears an orphaned tiger cub as her own. When the growing tiger’s natural instincts begin to show, the two have to part ways. With all net proceeds of this book being donated to Orangutan Outreach, this gentle story of friendship and the struggle to survive in the threatened Sumatran rainforest, will help children understand environmental impacts and offers hope for the future of the quickly diminishing wild Orangutan population.

This book has been produced to support the work of Orangutan Outreach.

ISBN: 978-0-6482563-7-3 (Hardback)                                    Target age: 4 to 12 yrs

Please visit The Big Old Rambutan Tree Facebook page Here.


Please see Kathy reading The Big Old Rambutan Tree to Ginger Here.


Please see the following orangutans adopted by Little Pink Dog Books.

Neng Spring 2020 Krismon Spring 2020 Brenda Spring 2020 Bumi Spring 2020 Monita Spring 2020





The Big Old Rambutan Tree, written and illustrated by Kathy Creamer, has been shortlisted for the
2021 Rubery Book Awards in the Children’s and YA category. This is the fourth award for this remarkable book.

The Big Old Rambutan Tree has been awarded the Book Excellence Award Winner in the Category: Picture Book – Ages 4 to 8 years.


We are pleased to announce that The Big Old Rambutan
illustrated by Kathy Creamer, has been awarded the Silver Medal in the Best Illustrator category at the 2020 Moonbeam Awards.


Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction category of the 2020 International Book Awards”.


Book Readings:

  • Please have a look at Kathy reading The Big Old Rambutan Tree with Ginger Here.

Book Reviews:

  • Have a look at this lovely video review by Karen Tyrrell of ReadKidsLit Here.
  • A wonderful review by Romi Sharp of Just Write For Kids is Here.

Illustrations from the book:



Teachers Notes – Please download from Here.

About the Authorstrator: Kathy Creamer

Kathy Creamer

Kathy is a children’s illustrator and writer who has been published by Oxford University Press, Reed International, Julia Gabriel Communications, September 21, Christmas Press, Second Look and other organisations.

She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the renowned Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University in England.

Kathy first supported the conservation of Orangutans with a book for the Singapore Zoological Gardens. My Cousin, Ah Meng sold in excess of 30,000 copies with all profits going to the zoo.

Kathy has also run her own successful publishing company in the UK, where she published over eighteen picture books for a range of high net-worth private clients. Now in Australia, Kathy with her husband Peter, has set up Little Pink Dog Books Children’s Publishing.

Please visit Kathy’s Website and her Facebook page.