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Title:
Gorillas
Author:
Simon, Seymour.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Summary:
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of various kinds of gorillas.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
960 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 0.5 48052.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 3 Quiz: 22372 Guided reading level: P.
ISBN:
9780060230357

9780060230364
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In the movies we see gorillas climb tall buildings and swat planes from the sky. But real gorillas are gentle, social animals that live together peacefully in family groups.

Join renowned science writer Seymour Simon as he gets up close and personal with these fascinating mammals. His engaging narrative and nineteen riveting full-color photographs explore how gorillas gather their food and how their families live, communicate, and play in harmony. Readers will also learn about the efforts being made to protect gorillas and to safeguard their homes in central Africa, including Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000--selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl. and Children's Books 2000-NY Public Lib.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. In clear, straightforward prose, veteran science writer Simon covers the basic facts about gorillas: the three subspecies, anatomy, family groups, feeding habits, and care of the young. These facts are accompanied by large, clear, color photographs, mostly close-ups, which show the remarkable animals' wide range of humanlike expressions. The combination of the text and photographs creates a striking, powerful impression. Good for browsing as well as reports. --Todd Morning


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-A clear, concise picture of these endangered creatures and their lifestyle. Simon includes information on the three gorilla species and their physical differences, their habitats, diet, daily habits, various behaviors, and decreasing populations. The extremely handsome, oversized color photos enhance the readable text and complement it perfectly. Sadly missing is a map so that children can see how restricted the gorilla's range has become. However, this attractive, informative book certainly deserves a place in all collections, even those already holding Paul Burgel's well-written Gorillas (Carolrhoda, 1993).-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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