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Celebrate 30 years of the classic award-winning picture book in this stunning new edition.

Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo - or for anything else come to that. For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla - but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy one. But then something extraordinary happens ... the toy turns into a real gorilla, who puts on her father's hat and coat and takes her off for a magical visit to the zoo...
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 223 x 290 x 3mm | 210g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30th Anniversary ed
  • w. numerous col. ill.
  • 1406352330
  • 9781406352337
  • 65,760

Review quote

"One of the best picture books for the over-threes I've seen in a long time." (Practical Parenting)"
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About Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author/illustrator who has won many prizes for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for his services to children's literature - the first British illustrator to win the prize since 1956. He was Children's Laureate from 2009-2011 and is an ambassador for children's books around the world. Anthony lives in Canterbury, Kent.
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Rating details

2,917 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 46% (1,332)
4 32% (948)
3 17% (495)
2 3% (96)
1 2% (46)

Our customer reviews

We found this book quite scary. A soft toy comes to life in the night, grows enormous & puts on Daddy's clothes & takes a little girl on a break & enter trip to the zoo. The fantasy didn't outweigh the scariness.show more
by Jennifer Powell
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