Still A Gorilla!

Still A Gorilla!

Book - 2016
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Willy the Gorilla imitates the other animals at the zoo, but despite pretending he remains always a gorilla.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
ISBN: 9780545757911
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Geran, Chad - Illustrator


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DBRL_KatieL Aug 04, 2017

Adorable! Willy contemplates how he can become different animals from around the zoo. Children are asked if Willy does X, will he become the animal? Then you turn the page and see that no, Willy is still a gorilla. There is a great repeat children will quickly catch on and be able to recipe with readers. The pictures are simple, but engaging and fill the pages with bright colors. I really liked how the author asks "Will he?" through out the book. It is fun to ask the children if they noticed how the gorilla's name is Will-he (willy)? and see how many of them pick up on it.

hypatia Apr 12, 2017

Silliness abounds. Good choice for an action based storytime. Reminiscent of Eric Carle's From Head to Toe.

cmlibrary_rkimray Sep 07, 2016

This read-aloud for toddlers and preschoolers celebrates being silly AND self-confident! The animal actions, colorful illustrations, and repetition make this great for movement storytimes.

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