Gorilla

  • Title: Gorilla
  • Author: Anthony Browne
  • ISBN: 9780763618131
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gorilla Anthony Browne s incomparable artwork illuminates the deeply satisfying story of a lonely girl a friendly gorilla and their enchanted night out Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books w
    Anthony Browne s incomparable artwork illuminates the deeply satisfying story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla, and their enchanted night out.Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books, watching gorilla TV shows, and drawing gorilla pictures She has gorillas on her bedside lamp and even on her box of cereal Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one,Anthony Browne s incomparable artwork illuminates the deeply satisfying story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla, and their enchanted night out.Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books, watching gorilla TV shows, and drawing gorilla pictures She has gorillas on her bedside lamp and even on her box of cereal Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one, but her father is always too busy or too tired to take her to the zoo Then, on the night before her birthday, something extraordinary happens and Hannah s wish comes gloriously true.

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      Published :2019-06-21T05:58:11+00:00

    About Anthony Browne


    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Anthony Browne, a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist, is the author illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including SILLY BILLY and LITTLE BEAUTY He lives in Kent, England.


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    1. This was charming book of a young girl who loved all things gorilla and wanted little more than to see one in person. But her father had to work hard to support her and often did not seem to have a lot of time to entertain her. As we all know, birthdays can be a magical, special time for children and young Hannah is no exception. Heartwarming and sweet.I must admit there are a few scenes that had me arching my eyebrow at what she was up in the way of questionable behavior, but the end explains e [...]

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    2. Gorilla by Anthony Browne.I am amazed that I have never come across this book before! Only just having read it, I was immediately transported back to childhood days of vulnerability, ambivalence and let-downs, but also days of fantasy filled adventures, fun and love. This emotive and endearing book tells the humbling story of Hannah, a little girl, who wants nothing more but to spend quality time with her very busy father. Left to her own devices a lot of the time, Hannah spends her days reading [...]

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    3. This was always one of my favourite books as a young reader and probably even before I could read it myself! I think Anothy Browne has explored a number of issues and anxieties experienced by most children in a imaginative, enchanting and magical way in this book- and the fact that this is all done within 30 pages is an absolute triumph.'Gorilla' is a short story about Hannah, a young girl who is obsessed with all things gorilla. The story implies that Hannah is from a single-parent family (alth [...]

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    4. A heart felt story of a girl who longs for Dad to not be 'too tired' to talk or play with her after a long day at work. Feeling lonely the night before her birthday, her love for gorilla's takes her on a magical dream to the zoo! But when she wakes up she has an even better adventure awaiting her.

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    5. Surprisingly I had never come across this emotional and engaging story before. ‘Gorilla’ tells the story of a young girl called Hannah who only wants nothing more but to spend some quality and valuable time with her father but Hannah’s father never seem to have time for her, so she is often left alone. Within the first part of the story Browne explores Hannah’s feelings of disappointment, loneliness and loss but the second part of the story is very magical and the reader is transported i [...]

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    6. Gorilla has such a lovely ending. Hannah was feeling sad as her dad did not have the time to do anything with her. it was her birthday and she really wanted a Gorilla. In the middle of the night she woke up to a toy Gorilla at the end of her bed. While she carried of sleeping, it grew to be real and he took her to visit places she wanted to go.ke the Zoo. Such a magical story that toys coming alive in the night and able to transport you.

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    7. What is the key theme of the story?This story is of Hannah whom is a little girl, who wants nothing more but to spend quality time with her very busy father. The story starts off with her not spending much time with her father and being lonely and showing a small sense of neglect in the story with the bland colours. So, she has a dream about a gorilla whom takes over the fatherly figure and as the story progresses the child is happy as she is spending time with her fatherWhat I liked about the b [...]

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    8. Hannah, a young girl, absolutely adores gorillas. The posters in her room; the bedside lamp, the box of cereal, are all adorned with her favourite animal. She spends her time reading, drawing or watching programmes about them. She has yet to see one in the flesh.Hannah would like nothing more than to spend time with her father; except he’s always working, “not now, I’m busy, maybe tomorrow” is the usual response. The disappointment, isolation and sadness Hannah feels immediately echoes w [...]

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    9. Hannah is a young girl who is fascinated by gorillas. She dreams of seeing a real gorilla but her father never has the time to take her to the zoo as he is always too busy. On the night before her birthday Hannah notices a small parcel at the end of her bed. When she opens the parcel she finds a toy gorilla which disappoints her as she had wanted a real one. During the night Hannah wakes to find a real gorilla staring down at her. Although she is startled she comes to find that he is a friendly [...]

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    10. This book is about a girl called Hannah who is obsessed with gorillas, and on the night before her birthday she goes on an adventure with a real one! The book begins with emotion and sadness, describing Hannah as a lonely girl, whose father is always too busy to spend any time with her. Left alone most of the time, this is how she discovers her love of gorillas by reading about them, watching programmes and drawing them. The author describes her wish to see a real gorilla at the zoo. Hannah is d [...]

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    11. Gorilla adresses how as a child sometimes you can feel lost and alone. Hannah a little girl who's father is always too busy working to much to do, well, do anything. Because of this she fills her time with her favorite animal, Gorillas! She reads books about gorillas, she watches tv about gorillas, she draws pictures of gorillas, she does everything that has to do with gorillas. But because her father is so busy and cannot take her to the zoo Hannah has never seen a gorilla in real life. Althoug [...]

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    12. This is a heart-warming story about a young girl, Hannah, who loves gorillas and dreams about having a real gorilla. Hannah appears lonely at the beginning of the book as her father is too busy to spend time with her or take her places. For her birthday she asks her father for a real gorilla, but, to her disappointment she receives a toy one. However in an exciting twist the toy gorilla comes alive during the night and takes Hannah to all the places she wished to go with her father, including th [...]

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    13. The book Gorilla by Anthony Browne is a story about a girl called Hannah who loves gorillas. Hannah reads about gorillas, watches them on television and draws pictures of them but has never seen a real life gorilla before. Her father is a very busy man and spends little time with Hannah as he goes to work very early in the morning and spends his evenings working also.On the night before her birthday, something magical happens to Hannah. She awakes in the middle of the night to find a real gorill [...]

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    14. This emotional story with soft and touching illustrations unveils the tale of a child named Hannah who loves gorillas and longs for her father to notice her. It promotes deep conversations about family ties, friendship bonds and emotions (I could see it being used within a philosophy for children lesson).Over night as it approaches Hannah's birthday a small gorilla which she keeps besides her transforms into a friendly real life gorilla who takes her on a thoughtful adventure to the zoo. The tal [...]

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    15. It’s hard to choose a favourite Antony Browne picture book but this is the one we used with our year sixes. Gorilla is the story of a little girl whose father never has any time for her; all she wants a Gorilla for her birthday but only gets a toy. Then when she goes to sleep the toy becomes alive and the Gorilla takes her on a journey.Browne’s beautiful illustrations are intelligent and perceptive and it takes a few readings to really appreciate them. They seem to show the world through the [...]

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    16. Gorilla is a story about a little girl called Hannah and her love for Gorilla’s, on her birthday the toy gorilla gifted by her father comes to life, Hannah and her new friend Gorilla go on an adventure that night for her birthday the next day after her birthday the gorilla turns back into a toy. Hannah’s father takes her to the zoo for her birthday to see some gorilla’s little does Hannah father know she had adventure with a real gorilla. This story book can be used for any group I think i [...]

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    17. The story tells about a little girl who is neglected by her dad who is always busy. The reader is lead to believe that he is a single father because it only mentions that the mother is not around and speaks nothing else about her. It is a very relatable book because many students can have that fear of being alone to and that their parents are not there for them. Towards the end the daughter does mend things with her dad and finds out that he loved her all along. I think this book would be approp [...]

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    18. Absolutely loved this story! I am a fan of Anthony Browne in general as he is an illustrator as well as an author. Hannah is a girl who is obsessed with Gorillas, she has gorilla's everywhere. The main themes I think the book focuses on is lonelyness and the struggles faced by one parent families. The book begins with Hannah craving attention from her father who is always too busy to do anything. (the illustrations particularly stand out as they are quite detailed and often tells the story in it [...]

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    19. Anthony Browne's Gorilla book is a great book keeping illustrative heavy books alive, even for older readers. While reading it with my year four class they were constantly engaged with the book through the little picture details within the background.The story itself moves along at a nice pace and is enthralling enough even though it contains only short one or two line sentences per page. I feel it is perfect for children between the ages of 5 and 9, but this picture book is so delightful that i [...]

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    20. I liked this book because there was a lot of creativity that went into the artwork of this book. The message of the book was a little sad because Hannah’s father didn’t have time her her so she had to imagine a gorilla taking her to the zoo instead of her father, but in the end her father was spending time with her so it had a happy ending. I think this book is a little dated and someone reading this now would not enjoy it as much as when it was first made. I give this book four stars. This [...]

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    21. From the cover of Anthony Browne’s picturebook “Gorilla”, the protagonist’s love for a giant gorilla with red bow tie (with white polka dots) is apparent from their affectionate looks towards each other (vision/vectors). This image sticks out to me because an animal with this type of bow time has come up before in Anthony Browne’s “The Little Bear Book”—which I reviewed last week. Since, in that particular story, the little bear was an imaginary character that creates magical ele [...]

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    22. I liked this book in general. Its one of those were you start out feeling sympathy for the girl but by the end you are so excited for her. I like that story itself uses imagination. It is funny that in almost every illustration there is a gorilla. In the background on the walls where a family would be, it would be a picture of a gorilla. This book is very age appropriate. Children would get a kick out of reading this story because of all the gorilla craziness in it. Thinking it would be funny be [...]

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    23. I thought this was an interesting book with an atypical story line about a girl and her experiences with feelings of loneliness. She experiences these things through her interests in gorillas. While the story line is specific, the theme of the novel and the familiar childhood feeling of longing to do or see something they are interested in, is very common. I think with this theme and storyline, it is very appropriate for children of this age. The age that the author intended is 5-8 year olds. Th [...]

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    24. I really enjoyed this picture storybook because it sparked imagination for children that can relate to their parents being too busy to spend time with them in an activity they want to do. I think this book is appropriate for the age group it is intended for because it gives the children the opportunity to escape into a book that gives them a break from reality for a little while.The artwork contributes to the overall understanding of the book in that it accurately portrays Hannah’s feelings an [...]

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    25. Gorilla has received many awards, such as the Kate Greenaway Medal (1983), the Zilveren Griffel (1989) and the Kurt Maschler Award (1983). I loved this book! I thought the illustrations, as well as the plot were so beautiful, creative and extremely unique. The authors style he uses in his illustrations is a modern art style, incorporating abstract elements as well as a mixture of other styles throughout. Some of those other styles include surrealism, expressionism and a cartoon style. For exampl [...]

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    26. I loved this story! What I loved most about this book is this message that it sends to children: when things don’t go as you hoped, use your imagination. When Hannah’s dad doesn’t help Hannah pursue her interests, she creates her own adventure. Throughout this book, the use of artwork helps the reader understand the story on a deeper level and helps contribute to the mood of the story. Beginning with the cover of this book, readers see a beautiful wrap around image of the night sky with Ha [...]

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    27. Anthony Browne’s Gorilla is a story of a young girl, Hannah, whose imagination and love for gorillas takes her on an adventure through the night with a “real-life gorilla.” Thanks to her gorilla friend, Hannah finally gets a chance to go to the zoo and see the exhibits of the animals she loves so much because her dad was always too busy to take her. Although the story uses the gorilla to play the role of the attentive and fun dad Hannah wishes she had, I found the execution a little bit cr [...]

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    28. Gorilla by Anthony Browne, I found highly deserving of being an award winning picture book as it illustrates in watercolor and colored pencil incorporating high quality detail such as every hair on the gorilla and Hannah’s head, shadows, and patterns to provide structure to the mystery of the book. The watercolor is recognizable by its imperfect lines and washy strokes in the shadows while the colored pencils outline and characterize objects. Surrealist style takes over the book as the fantasy [...]

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    29. Although I had never read Gorilla by Anthony Browne, I really enjoyed the story. I think it was appropriate for its intended age group because it wasn’t too lengthy and very easy to follow. I like the use of color and the way the illustrator portrays the warm relationship between the gorilla and the little girl Hannah. My favorite part of the paintings is the texture used to add details such as Hannah’s hair and the brick walls and buildings. It makes the paintings look more realistic and dr [...]

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    30. This book is intended for children ages 5-8, so children who are typically in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and potentially third grade. The pictures in this book are possible drawn with pastels, since the colors are light and bright, and the illustrations are all realistic. The illustrations, especially the ones when Hannah is with her father in the kitchen and the study, look like they would if they were a scene in real life. The book follows the same style with the text and a small [...]

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