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|Social lives of gorillas|
Author: Wilson, Rachel M.
Do you sing or hum when you're happy? So do gorillas. These majestic great apes look tough beating their chests. But when they feel safe, gorillas are gentle and playful--even loving. See how gorilla families thrive and more.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 185315
School Library Journal (02/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2016 Gorillas belch. They also hum, chuckle, whine, hoot, and scream. Baby gorillas cry and throw temper tantrums; young gorillas wrestle and make up games; grieving adults pet and shake tribe members that have died to try to wake them up. This engaging title in the Animal Behaviors series is designed for newly independent readers, and offers an oversize font and brief, accessible sentences. Full-color photos align perfectly with the text, and a photo glossary further reinforces concepts and vocabulary. Readers will learn how gorillas protect themselves, teach their young, and show affection, and will understand the ultimate message that gorillas need to be protected. Perfect for school reports, a great choice for a read-aloud, and irresistible to animal-lovers, this appealing offering on a perennially popular subject should be in great demand. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 02/01/2017 K-Gr 3—An exploration of the various ways different creatures interact with those within their species group. Children who are in the process of honing their social skills will appreciate the examples of young animals playing and learning together. Elephants and Gorillas feature somber moments, with conversations on how the two groups grieve deceased members of their herd or troop; photos of dead elephants and gorillas accompany these discussions, but the images are not graphic. There is one error in Lions: lions can't purr. Also, the small illustrated map in Gorillas provides little more than a rough estimate of the areas gorillas inhabit. Absorbing fare for animal lovers. - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.