Little Gorilla

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Little Gorilla 

Board book – August 21, 2000

Little Gorilla's family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains.

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

Review Quotes:

"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."


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Product details

  • Age Range: 2 - 3 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - Preschool
  • Board book: 28 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (August 21, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618051589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618051588
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.8 x 4.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces