Ninni Yabini


FISH - Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health

In this delightful picture book, Mother and Father swan are busy rebuilding their nest after a storm when their baby, Ninni Yabini, wanders off. Luckily, the evening star, his namesake, comes out to guide him home. Written in Noongar and English, and illustrated with striking contemporary artwork, this is a memorable celebration of family and belonging.


‘A celebration of family and belonging, the gentle narrative is perfectly matched with contemporary illustrations … a wonderful opportunity for educators and young people to diversify their bookshelves.’ Books+Publishing.

About the Author

Cheryl Kickett-Tucker belongs to three areas of the Noongar people – Wadjuk (Swan River), Balladong (Wheatbelt) and Yued (Moora). Lucky Thamu was inspired by her family’s experiences in the bush over the past twenty years.

About the Book


32 Pages