Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne

This beautifully illustrated book is very simple -- it counts from one to ten, using illustrations of different primates.  But the illustrations themselves are not simple at all; they are lovely and incredibly detailed, and each animal clearly has its own personality.  I think children will enjoy studying each picture and talking about each animal and what he might be thinking. 

Then at the end of the book, the author points out that all the animals in the book are primates, and are part of one big family, our family.  It ends with another sweet illustration of all sorts of people.  This is a book to linger over with your favorite little primate!  2013

M. Adams

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