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One Gorilla: A Counting Book

Written by Anthony Browne

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LoveReading View on One Gorilla: A Counting Book

Anthony Browne uses the format of a counting book to focus attention on primates, animals that fascinate him. The book presents what are really a series of portraits so that on each page a primate, or group of primates, gaze out at the reader, demanding that you really look at them, appreciate their beauty, their dignity and their similarity to us. The book finishes with another portrait, this time of the artist – and then with a page depicting group of humans, all ages, all races: all primates, all our family. Far more than just a counting book, this is a work of art.

~ Andrea Reece


One Gorilla: A Counting Book Synopsis

In this elegant 1-10 counting board book, Anthony Browne out-does himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs to spider monkeys. With his striking palette, exquisite attention to detail and quirky flair for facial expressions, the former children's laureate slyly extends the basic number concept into a look at similarities and differences - portraying an extended family we can all count ourselves part of, and a home planet that we should all try to protect.

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ISBN: 9781406361414
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406361414
Publication date: 6th August 2015
Author: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 26 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Anthony Browne

As a childAnthony grew up in a village called Hipperholme, in Yorkshire. He loved art and would spend hours drawing with his beloved father. He says of his father, “He was an unusual man – outwardly strong and confident, but also shy and sensitive – a bit like the gorillas I love to illustrate now. As well as drawing, he encouraged me to play a lot of sports, such as rugby and soccer and cricket. I was small for my age and I used to go to a fairly tough school – if I hadn’t been good ...

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