Priscilla Gorilla

by Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley

Priscilla loves gorillas. She’s not only filled to the brim with knowledge... read more

Priscilla loves gorillas. She’s not only filled to the brim with knowledge about them, but she has gorilla pajamas and likes acting like a gorilla sometimes, too. Her gorilla behavior is acceptable at home, and even at school on the day the teacher asks everyone to talk about their favorite animals. In fact, most of the class comes in costume. But when she refuses to take the costume off, her teacher loses his patience. The problem is resolved when Priscilla goes back to her gorilla books and learns that even gorillas don’t always get their way. There is still a time and a place for her to release her inner gorilla, however. Emberley’s cartoon-style line drawings capture all of Priscilla’s enthusiasm and spirit, and show the other characters as distinct individuals, as well. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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