Little Beauty

Little Beauty

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"No one renders primates with more faithful detail or surreal humanity than Browne."--KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review) (Ages 3-5) A USBBY Outstanding International Book
An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner
Three starred reviews (BOOKLIST, KIRKUS REVIEWS, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL) 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

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 228.6 x 264.16 x 5.08mm | 204.12g
  • Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0763649678
  • 9780763649678
  • 5,927

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The illustrations express clear emotion in this perfect read for young children about friendship.
--Columbus Dispatch Extraordinary pencil and watercolor illustrations brilliantly depict the emotions of a lonely gorilla.
--Library Media Connection No one renders primates with more faithful detail or surreal humanity than Browne.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Exquisitely detailed art that blends magic and realism.
--Booklist A sweet quirky story of a deep and unlikely friendship enhanced by emotionally evocative art.
--San Francisco Chronicle Luscious, creamy pages provide contrast for the large, well-spaced font and the dark furry figure... Children will chuckle as they view the pair doing everything together ...Browne's exquisite interpretation of a real life gorilla is a welcome progression.
--School Library Journal (starred review)
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About Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne, a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist, is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including SILLY BILLY. He lives in Kent, England.
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Rating details

830 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 33% (275)
4 38% (318)
3 21% (178)
2 6% (46)
1 2% (13)
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