Gorilla

Gorilla

by Anthony Browne

Paperback(Anniversary)

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ISBN-13: 9780763673666
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.94(w) x 11.44(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Anthony Browne is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including the ever-popular Willy books. He has received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book Award, the Kurt Maschler Award three times, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Anthony Browne says that he wrote and illustrated GORILLA "while my wife was expecting our first child, and I suppose I must have been thinking about what it means to be a father."

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Popular author/illustrator Anthony Browne has garnered enough accolades to fill many a shelf: the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Kurt Moschler Award three times, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. We are reminded of how richly deserved these honors are with "Gorilla," a warmly satisfying story of the bond between a young girl and an animal. Gorillas are the love of Hannah's life and her heart's desire is to see a real one. Regrettably, her father is either too tied up or too weary to take her to the zoo. When Hannah asked him a question, his usual reply was, "Not now. I'm busy. Maybe tomorrow." But, did you know that surprises can take place on a birthday? Hannah had asked her father for a gorilla and, sure enough, he gave her one but it was only a toy. She tossed it aside and fell fast asleep. She was awakened in the middle of the night by a smiling gorilla who invited her to go to the zoo. She wasn't at all frightened, and eagerly joined him. That was just the beginning of their nocturnal adventure. It was a wonderful night that Hannah will never forget, nor will young readers soon forget this happy, imaginative tale.