Little Gorilla

Little Gorilla

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by Ruth Bornstein
     
 

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A simple rhythmic text portrays Little Gorilla, who is loved by everyone in the jungle as he begins to grow . . . and Grow . . . and GROW.See more details below

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A simple rhythmic text portrays Little Gorilla, who is loved by everyone in the jungle as he begins to grow . . . and Grow . . . and GROW.

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"Warm and touching story."

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"Little Gorilla’s velvety-soft jungle world seems as comfortably secure as the story’s evocation of love and friendship. Each page radiates a quiet drama as one after another, the jungle inhabitants indulgently express their affection for the irresistible baby. . . . Preschoolers will take pleasure in joining the conversely shrinking animal menagerie in wishing the not-so-little Little Gorilla a happy birthday."

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"Short and sweet, a song of love which . . . is beguiling. Everybody loved Little Gorilla from the day he was born until one day ‘something happened . . . Little Gorilla began to grow and Grow and Grow . . .’ And he was big, and everybody came and sang and danced and wished him a happy birthday and still loved him. So the message to the audience is clear: love goes on. The drawings are simple, large-scale [and] they fit the text very comfortably."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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:
9780618051588
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
250,894
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 4.25(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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Little Gorilla's velvety-soft world seems as comfortably secure as the story's evocation of love and friendship.
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