Little Gorilla Board Book   -     By: Ruth Bornstein
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Little Gorilla Board Book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2000 / Paperback

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Everyone loved Little Gorilla. His mother, father, and even Big Boa Constrictor loved him. But then Little Gorilla began to change. In this boardbook, Ruth Bornstein combines lush, expressive illustrations and a simple, rhythmic text to create a heartwarming story about the security and constancy of love. Recommended for ages 4 and under.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 0618051589
ISBN-13: 9780618051588
Ages: 1-4

Publisher's Description

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

Author Bio

Ruth Lercher Bornstein has written and illustrated numerous books for Clarion, including The Dancing Man, Little Gorilla, Rabbit’s Good News, and most recently That’s How it is when We Draw. A painter and longtime folk dancer, Ruth lives in Santa Monica, California.

Editorial Reviews

"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

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