Little Gorilla

Little Gorilla

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by Ruth Bornstein
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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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,
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"Warm and touching story."

Book Links, ALA

"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."

Booklist, ALA

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899194219
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Series:
Carry along Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
202,330
Product dimensions:
9.81(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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

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