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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Illus. in full color. "Children feel neglected when parents are preoccupied with other concerns, and young Hannah is no exception. But Hannah has an imaginative outlet--she adores gorillas. On the eve of her birthday, a toy gorilla magically comes to life, and together the two swing through the trees to the zoo. An exuberant story of a lonely girl and a winsome ape."--(starred) School Library Journal. "Browne has created a picture book that explores real emotions with a beautifully realized child protagonist."--(starred) Horn Book.About the Author:
Anthony Browne is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including the ever-popular Willy books. He has received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book Award, the Kurt Maschler Award three times, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Anthony Browne says that he wrote and illustrated GORILLA "while my wife was expecting our first child, and I suppose I must have been thinking about what it means to be a father."
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110679814531