One Gorilla

A Counting Book (2013)
One Gorilla: A Counting Book


Emphasizing the human connection, this beautifully illustrated picture book takes readers through a counting journey to meet some of the world’s most amazing primates. With minimal text and almost exclusively white backgrounds, each animal is shown from the shoulders up as if posing for a portrait.  

From happy to sad and mischievous to dignified, each animal’s expression reveals a little bit of its personality.  A final page shows the diversity of the human family, and the observant reader will soon be flipping back and forth through the pages trying to match the humans’ expressions with those of the primates’.

The boldness of the illustrations and the simplicity of the text make this suitable for anyone learning to count, while the science connection and the detail of each portrait make this a book older readers will also enjoy. 

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