Publication Date: 9/1/2013
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-5/8 ̎ x 11 ̎
Age Range: 4 – 8
GRL: J, Gr 1
Themes: Honesty, Humor, Imagination, Tall Tales
BISAC 1: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002020 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Apes, Monkeys, etc.
BISAC 3: JUV005000 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
“Robinson builds the action with one hilarious explanation after another, seamlessly partnered with Lord’s digitally rendered illustrations that fly across the pages…The text is peppered with a smorgasbord of typefaces that grow larger and bolder as the events grow more improbable. Read it with a little fibber and just laugh and enjoy.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“This British import has a ‘Cat in the Hat’ vibe, though the textured illustrations add softness to the piece; even at his most troublesome, the gorilla looks so sweet that all must be forgiven.” ―School Library Journal
Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2013
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Meet the Illustrator
Leonie Lord worked for many years as an editorial illustrator. Soon she discovered illustrating picture books about dinosaurs, gorillas, and other animals with funny names and interesting habits was much more up her alley. She lives in England.