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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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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 |
I was feeling a little ambivalent about this story, and my little boy also seemed, while interested, not too drawn in. There's a sad feel to it, and he probably didn't relate. But it may be more suitable for an early reader as a book to read by yourself, to let the imagination roam without the interference of your parent. This said, I liked the illustrations and I'm very intrigued by [a:Anthony Browne's|35335|Anthony Browne|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1272902188p2/35335.jpg] other titles, and I will be seeking them out. ( )
  Fjola | Oct 17, 2013 |
Anthony Browne is always creating relatable characters and I love that he isn't oblivious to the struggles that real kids go through. The little girl in this book feels ignored and neglected by her father and this gorilla comes into her life and gives her all the attention she wants. We dont know if it all really happened or if it was all a dream or even if it was her dad in disguise but it happened and it was wonderful for her. I also like that the story ended on a hopeful note. Kids need hope. ( )
  ravjohns | Oct 3, 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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