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Gorilla (original 1983; edition 2008)

by Anthony Browne, Anthony Browne (Illustrator)

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Member:trisweather
Title:Gorilla
Authors:Anthony Browne
Other authors:Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
Info:Walker (2008), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library, children's book, picture book
Rating:*****
Tags:købt til iBbY 2012, signeret

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Gorilla by Anthony Browne (1983)

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Thirty years old and still an endearing delight. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
This was charming book of a young girl who loved all things gorilla and wanted little more than to see one in person. But her father had to work hard to support her and often did not seem to have a lot of time to entertain her. As we all know, birthdays can be a magical, special time for children and young Hannah is no exception. Heartwarming and sweet.

I must admit there are a few scenes that had me arching my eyebrow at what she was up in the way of questionable behavior, but the end explains everything nicely. Overall, I was pleased with this book. Great discussion opportunities as well for parents and kids. 3 1/2 stars ( )
  jljaina | May 16, 2015 |
This book tells about a little girl who has her favorite toy gorilla come to life and take her on the adventure her father couldn't. This is a great book to talk about imagination, and possibly imaginary friends. This is a fantasy book because gorillas can't come to alive in real life.
  emilystrong | Nov 25, 2014 |
Cute story about Hannah and the gorilla. Talks about different types of prime apes. This book would be fantasy because gorilla's don't talk.
  kelskemp | Nov 25, 2014 |
Award illustrators assignment ( )
  auhaddad | Dec 9, 2013 |
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You know you're in for a special treat when you see the witty background detail of the book's cover illustration; there's King Kong smashing biplanes and a freighter full of bananas silhouetted against the night skyline of a Magritte-like town. And the promise is more than fulfilled by this unassumingly complex story of a reconciliation between humanity and beast.
 
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Anthony Browne’s incomparable artwork illuminates the deeply satisfying story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla, and their enchanted night out.

Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books, watching gorilla TV shows, and drawing gorilla pictures. She has gorillas on her bedside lamp
and even on her box of cereal. Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one, but her father is always too busy - or too tired - to take her to the zoo. Then, on the night before her birthday, something extraordinary happens - and Hannah’s wish comes gloriously true.
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Neglected by her busy father, a lonely young girl receives a toy gorilla for her birthday and together they take a miraculous trip to the zoo.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763618136, Hardcover)

Anthony Browne’s incomparable artwork illuminates the deeply satisfying story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla, and their enchanted night out.

Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books, watching gorilla TV shows, and drawing gorilla pictures. She has gorillas on her bedside lamp
and even on her box of cereal. Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one, but her father is always too busy - or too tired - to take her to the zoo. Then, on the night before her birthday, something extraordinary happens - and Hannah’s wish comes gloriously true.

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Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo. For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla - but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy one. But then something extraordinary happens.… (more)

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