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Little Gorilla Lap Board Book
     

Little Gorilla Lap Board Book

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by Ruth Bornstein
 

Everyone loves Little Gorilla: his mother, his father, his aunts and uncles, Big Boa Constrictor, and all of the other animals living in the forest with him. Then one day, Little Gorilla begins to grow...and grow...and grow, until suddenly, at his birthday celebration, Little Gorilla's family and friends discover that he isn't little anymore!

In this lap-size

Overview

Everyone loves Little Gorilla: his mother, his father, his aunts and uncles, Big Boa Constrictor, and all of the other animals living in the forest with him. Then one day, Little Gorilla begins to grow...and grow...and grow, until suddenly, at his birthday celebration, Little Gorilla's family and friends discover that he isn't little anymore!

In this lap-size edition of this heartwarming tale, young readers will be comforted by the constancy of love for Little Gorilla, no matter what his size.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
Little Gorilla is happy because everybody loves him; not just his family, but green parrot, tall giraffe, red monkey, and other jungle dwellers too. One day, Little Gorilla starts to grow, until - Little Gorilla is BIG! And you know what? Everybody still loves him! Readers will enjoy this friendly and comforting bedtime read.
"Little Gorilla's velvety-soft world seems as comfortably secure as the story's evocation of love and friendship."
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Everyone loves the baby Gorilla—his parents, the Pink Butterfly, Green Parrot and Red Monkey. Young Elephant and Old Elephant shower affection on Little Gorilla and Old Hippo is happy to transport Little Gorilla wherever he wants to go. But as he grows up from a sweet little thing to a big hairy ape, he wonders if he will still be loved. Yes, of course he will be loved—all his friends and family are there to celebrate his fifth birthday in a heartwarming story about the constancy of friendship and familial love. The colored pencil drawings wonderfully depict the emotions of all the animals and especially Gorilla. There is always an opportunity to extend learning by looking at and naming the colors of the animals. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Children's Literature
Everyone loves the baby Gorilla, but as he grows up from a sweet little thing to a big hairy ape, he wonders if he will still be loved. Yes, of course he will--all his friends and family are there in a heartwarming story about the constancy of friendship and familial love. The colored pencil drawings wonderfully depict the emotions of all the animals and especially Gorilla. 2000, Clarion,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547238746
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Edition description:
Lap Board Book
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Lercher Bornstein has written and illustrated numerous books for Clarion, including The Dancing Man, Little Gorilla, Rabbit’s Good News, and most recently That’s How it is when We Draw. A painter and longtime folk dancer, Ruth lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Little Gorilla Lap Board Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is engaging, the illustrations are both beautiful and amusing, and the lap board format is just that - perfect for sharing with your one-year-old on your lap.
TobysMom More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite (if not my absolute favorite) board books. It's about a baby gorilla who is afraid of getting older and not being a baby anymore. It's simple, gentle and adorable. After we cleared out all of the baby books, we kept this one.