One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne takes the straightforward concept book and “adds” a gentle message about primates and humans.
Anthony Browne is an award-winning British author and illustrator, whose credits include being the Children’s Laureate from 2009-2011, and the book reflects his outstanding expertise. Just take a look at the stunning illustration on the cover.
As with many counting books, Browne introduces new vocabulary as well. The reader quickly discovers the differences between macaques, baboons and lemurs.
If you and your troop are regular visitors to the primate area of the zoo, One Gorilla will be a must have. If not, it might just inspire you to make a visit.
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (February 12, 2013)
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