Project Description

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Ding Dong! Gorilla!

by Michelle Robinson
illustrated by Leonie Lord

A little boy has a lot of explaining to do when a gorilla makes a mess of his house…and that’s not even the BAD news!

Ding Dong!

Aha! That must be the pizza we ordered – MMMM! – the great BIG one with extra cheese…

Hang on…that’s no pizza! It’s a great big GORILLA and he’s here to have…FUN!

This fabulously funny, contemporary tall tale is filled with unexpected twists and turns. A sure-fire hit to be shared again and again.

Hardcover: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-730-4
Total Pages: 32
Size: 9 5/8 x 11
Language: English
F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: J
F&P Grade: 1

Reviews

“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

“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

Awards

Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation 2013

Meet the Author

Michelle Robinson worked as an advertising copywriter for some of the world’s biggest brands, before turning her attention to writing for children. She is the author of thirteen picture books. She lives in England. You can visit her website here.

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.