Entries Tagged as 'Gorillas'

One Gorilla

March 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JACQUELINE BODNAR Counting books can be a wonderful way to engage young children. Filled with pictures and numbers it can quickly be used as a tool to help them learn counting skills. With One Gorilla: A Counting Book (affiliate link), children will gain those beginning counting skills, but they benefit in other ways […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of┬áThe One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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Tugg and Teeny

May 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY After falling in love with J. Patrick Lewis’ Swan Song, I was certain I would like his early reader Tugg and Teeny, published last year. It’s a sweet, short book of 1,100 words that focuses on the friendship between Tugg, a gorilla, and Teeny, a monkey. Entitled “The Strange Stick,” “What’s […]

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Endangered Animals

April 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY, as part of our ongoing series celebrating Environmental Education Week “People and animals share the same earth. They have shared it for a long, long time.” So begins Faith McNulty’s simple, beautiful early reader that introduces children to the conservation of endangered species. This book is geared to younger children than […]

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