Little Beauty (Paperback)

By Anthony Browne, Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
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“A beautifully told story of a sad, lonely gorilla living in a zoo. Using sign language, he tells his keepers, 'I want a friend,' and the zookeepers give him a little kitten to care for. The illustrations express clear emotion in this perfect read for young children about friendship.”
— Kristi Tiedt, Butterfly Books, De Pere, WI


No one renders primates with more faithful detail or surrealhumanity than Browne. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Once there was a very special gorilla who had almost everything he needed. There was only one thing he didn t have: a friend. With no other gorillas at the zoo, the keepers try something new. Will the gigantic ape strike a bond with another sort of creature, one as tiny and innocent as a kitten? Sparked by the story of a real gorilla who learned to sign, "Little Beauty" is a celebration of a most surprising friendship.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780763649678
ISBN-10: 0763649678
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: August 24th, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English