12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A Family Favourite,
This review is from: Gorilla (Paperback)
I bought this for my daughter many years ago and she loved it, as did her first born who loved it so much that he carried it around with him in his buggy. Unfortunately a gust of wind blew it into the road where it was run over and that was the end of the book. So now I've just re-bought the book for my second grandson. He's two and he also loves it.
The illustrations are superb and we all enjoy finding the gorillas that are 'hidden' in the pages. As for the story itself, the girl is sad at the beginning of the book, then has a lot of fun when her toy gorilla turns into a real gorilla and then it all ends happily. It's only a few pages long and reading some of the reviews below I think some adults are reading far too much into it.
If you think this book is too traumatic for children then I suggest you avoid Not Now, Bernard (A Sparrow book) as it is a tale of a boy neglected by his parents and who then ends up being eaten by a monster. It's all very humorous and we all love that book too!