Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake by Pearl Wolf

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Title: Gorilla Baby
           The Story of Patty Cake
Author: Pearl Wolf
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Children’s (Vintage)
Details: Hardcover, 30 pages
Copyright: 1974
How did I get this book: I purchased the book from a yard sale

Overview: Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake is a true story about the surprise birth of a gorilla baby to Congo and Lulu of the Central Park Zoo in the ’70s. It’s a story told through clear text and startling black and white photographs. Read more

Little Gorilla: A Book by Ruth Bornstein

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Title: Little Gorilla
Author: Ruth Bornstein
Category: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 31 pages
ISBN: 0-39528773-1
How did I get this book: I purchased the book many years ago, to read to my youngest son

Overview: An adorable short story about a gorilla and those around him.

Likes: 
This book is a short, easy read and wonderful when you need something quick and cute for children. Read more

Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? by Katherine Smith

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Title: Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs?
Author: Katherine Smith
               Consultant: Nicola Davies
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 32 pages
ISBN: 1-57768-949-6
How did I get this book:
 I purchased the book from a yard sale

Overview: (From the back cover) Do you know why gorillas don’t have long tails? Do you know why they eat vegetarian instead of hamburgers? Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? explores these questions and many more. The fantastic illustrations and the easy-to-understand text reveal how the characteristics and behaviors of gorillas allow them to survive in their unique environment. Read more

Games Gorillas Play

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Title: Games Gorillas Play
Author: Kathy Darling with Debbie Freed
Zoo pictures by: Brian Ray and Angelo Calcaterra
Category:  Non-fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 39 pages
ISBN: 0-8116-4302-6

How did I get this book: I purchased the book at a yard sale

Overview: This story is about 2 young gorillas, Mopie and Hondari, who grew up in the Bronx Zoo, and how they play with their human friend, Debbie.  The book shows various activities and modes of play.

Likes: I like that the pictures in the book show each game that the gorillas played.  It was written very simply, obviously for children.  Any book about gorillas is a plus for me  Have I mentioned that I absolutely love gorillas?! Read more