One Gorilla

One Gorilla

A Counting Book

Book - 1990 | First American edition.
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Here is a list of the things I love.
One gorilla.
Two butterflies among my flowers - and one gorilla.
Tree budgerigars in my house - and one gorilla.

One very playful gorilla keeps popping up in gardens, forests, jungles, and even people's houses as he takes the reader on a wild counting adventure. He hides - as much as a gorilla can! - along with all the other creatures as they dart, leap, and peer from the most surprising places, waiting to be counted. A chart at the end of the book provides a key to all the animals and their corresponding numbers.
Soft, precise illustrations characterize this colorful counting book. One Gorilla is a 1990 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780374456467
Branch Call Number: JP Moroz
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm


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DaytonMuse Mar 11, 2013

As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations. My daughter enjoyed trying to find the animals. At four years old, though, the counting idea doesn't hold her interest as much, so she only read this once when I prompted her.

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