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Gorillas in Our Midst

Gorillas in Our Midst
 

Reveals that gorillas, those masters of disguise and experts at hiding, are all around us and invites the reader to seek gorillas of all ages in the illustrations, while carrying a banana just in case.

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ISBN 9781632206077
Barcode 9781632206077
Published 21 April 2015 by Skyhorse Publishing
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Fairgray, Richard
By Jones, Terry
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781632206077
ISBN-10 1632206072
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Sky Pony Press
Publication Date 21 April 2015
International Publication Date 14 April 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Fairgray, Richard
By Jones, Terry
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 305mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 445g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Humorous stories, Picture puzzles, Gorilla, Disguise, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 553828

Description of this Book

Gorillas can be hard to spot, because they are masters of disguise and really good at hiding. Gorillas often have jobs where they get to wear masks--that's why so many gorillas are surgeons, astronauts, scuba divers, and ninjas. There are adult gorillas and kid gorillas. There are even gorillas that go to school with you. You may think you've seen a gorilla swinging by before, but it's much more likely that he was an orangutan--orangutans are terrible at hiding. You will know when there are lots of gorillas living in your midst because the grocery stores will be entirely out of bananas. In fact, you should always carry a banana with you, because you never know when there might be a gorilla around. Gorillas in Our Midst is all silliness and fun, and is destined to become a new favorite. Comic artist Richard Fairgray's illustrations are filled with wonderful details for kids to discover with each read. Kids will love spotting the gorillas on each page and are sure to laugh out loud at the gorillas' many disguises. And, of course, a story like this can't end without a surprising twist!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The bold, comic-style illustrations will keep readers amused from page to page and searching for the next unexpected gorilla. Alternating between large spreads and single panels, the graphics are engaging, funny, and decidedly the best part of the book. This extremely silly story will be chewed up by kids faster than a banana is by a gorilla and will leave all ages feeling amused and looking for adventure. Verdict: Ideal for reading aloud, this amusing title is sure to please. -School Library Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Richard Fairgray was born and raised in New Zealand and has been publishing since he was seven years old. His main focus since then has been comic books, but he has taken time out during his life to work on films, to perform stand-up comedy, to teach high school, and to stick labels on honey jars. He has been working exclusively in comics for the last six years with long-time collaborator Terry Jones. Their main work together is the on-going series called Blastosaurus. He resides in Auckland, New Zealand. Terry Jones was born in Wales. He taught high school aged kids in the UK for many years before immigrating to New Zealand. He retired from teaching in 2009 to focus on his writing. He has written newspaper and magazine articles, some non-fiction works, and two novels, The Left-Handed Gun and The R.U.M.B.L.E.R. He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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