The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

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A heart-warming classic children's story from Jill Tomlinson about a Gorilla who's looking to the future.


Pongo is a young gorilla who lives in the mountains of Africa. He has long glossy black hair and a black shiny nose. But Pongo can't wait to grow up, when he will have a silver back like his father's and a big chest that he can thump.


Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition is stunningly illustrated by Paul Howard, making it an even more enjoyable story for young readers.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 100g
  • Farshore
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations (black and white)
  • 1405271957
  • 9781405271950
  • 23,486

About Jill Tomlinson

Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did! Jill Tomlinson's animal stories are much-loved and have been best-selling children's books for nearly four decades.


Paul Howard studied graphic design in Leicester, graduating in 1989 with first class honours. For a time he worked in London's Natural History Museum. He lives in Ireland. He won the Blue Peter Children's Book Award 2001.
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