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Celebrate thirty years of a classic picture book by one of today’s most celebrated author-illustrators! A special anniversary edition.
Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one. Unfortunately, her father is always too busy — or too tired — to take her to the zoo. But on the night before her birthday, something extraordinary happens and Hannah’s wish finally comes true. Anthony Browne’s classic story of a girl’s moonlit night of adventure, courtesy of a surprising and kindly friend, returns in a larger trim size with striking cover art by the artist for the book’s thirtieth anniversary.
About the Author
Anthony Browne is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including the ever-popular Willy books. He has received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book Award, the Kurt Maschler Award three times, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Anthony Browne says that he wrote and illustrated GORILLA "while my wife was expecting our first child, and I suppose I must have been thinking about what it means to be a father."
Anthony Browne has painted a new cover for the 30th-anniversary edition of one of his most touching and memorable picture books, Gorilla. ... This new jacket is as good an excuse as any to introduce this wonderful book to any child from age 4 to 10 who might otherwise miss it.
—The Wall Street Journal
If you don't have it, the 30th-anniversary edition of this classic 1983 story is worth adding to your child's library. ... Illustrations perfectly reveal Hannah's longing and the trepidation of a child asking for something when she already knows the answer: No.
—San Antonio Express-News