Little Gorilla (Board book)

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As beloved Little Gorilla grows up, he discovers that love grows with him. Perfect for bedtime or snuggle-time, this warm and timeless classic reassures readers that as they grow and change, they are always loved.

Just about everybody in the great green forest loves Little Gorilla. His mother loves him. His father loves him. Even Big Boa Constrictor loves him. But Little Gorilla begins to grow . . . and Grow . . . and GROW. And then, when Little Gorilla isn’t so little anymore—everyone still loves him! A soothing, rhythmic text and expressive illustration create a heartwarming story about the security and constancy of love.

About the Author

Ruth Lercher Bornstein has written and illustrated numerous books, including The Dancing Man, Little Gorilla, Rabbit’s Good News, and That’s How it is When We Draw. She is also a painter and longtime folk dancer.

Praise For…

"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: 9780618051588
ISBN-10: 0618051589
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 21st, 2000
Pages: 28
Language: English