Little Beauty /

by Browne, Anthony.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.ISBN: 9780763639594 (hardcover) :; 0763639591 (hardcover).Title notes: $16.99 1-2009 (si)Subject(s): Gorilla -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Infancy -- Juvenile fiction | Sign language -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction | Zoos -- Juvenile fiction | Gorilla -- Fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Animals -- Infancy -- Fiction | Sign language -- Fiction | Human-animal communication -- Fiction | Zoos -- FictionSummary: When a gorilla who knows sign language tells his keepers that he is lonely, they bring him a very special friend.
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"Luscious, creamy pages provide contrast for the large, well-spaced font and the dark furry figure... Children will chuckle as they view the pair doing everything together...Browne's exquisite interpretation of a real life gorilla is a welcome progression." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review) <br> <br> Once there was a very special gorilla who had almost everything he needed. There was only one thing he didn't have: a friend. With no other gorillas at the zoo, the keepers try something new. Will the gigantic ape strike a bond with another sort of creature, one as tiny and innocent as a kitten? Sparked by the story of a real gorilla who learned to sign, LITTLE BEAUTY is a celebration of a most surprising friendship.

$16.99 1-2009 (si)


When a gorilla who knows sign language tells his keepers that he is lonely, they bring him a very special friend.

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(Preschool, Primary) A gorilla has learned sign language to get whatever he needs -- coffee, a burger, the remote -- but his caretakers are momentarily stumped when he asks for a friend. Like his real-life counterpart Koko, the gorilla is given a kitten, here named Beauty, and it's all fun and games until the gorilla, offended by the depiction of his kind in King Kong, goes into a blood-red rage and destroys the TV. But when the caretakers come to rescue Beauty, she takes the blame, and -- perhaps as swayed by the evidence that animals can lie as by the demonstration of her loyalty and sign-language skills -- the humans let the pair stay together, "happily ever after." It's the kind of subversive fable that Browne specializes in -- warm and fuzzy on the outside, ferocious within, illustrated with large-scale pictures whose impeccable realism give the fantasy the charge of possibility. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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