Ding Dong! Gorilla!

by Michelle Robinson
Illustrated by Leonie Lord
Category: Themes:
A little boy has a lot of explaining to do when a gorilla makes a mess of his house…and that’s not even the BAD news!
Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 9781561457304
  • Publication date: 09/01/2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 9-5/8" x 11"
  • Age Range: 4-8


A little boy has a lot of explaining to do when a gorilla makes a mess of his house…and that’s not even the BAD news!

Ding Dong!

Aha! That must be the pizza we ordered—MMMM!—the great BIG one with extra cheese. Hang on…that’s no pizza! It’s a great big GORILLA and he’s here to have…FUN!

This fabulously funny, contemporary tall tale is filled with unexpected twists and turns. A surefire hit to be shared again and again.


Michelle Robinson


Michelle Robinson wrote copy and devised websites for some of the world's biggest brands and s the author of several successful picture books including the Sainsbury's Award-winning There's a Lion in my Cornflakes and Grandmas From Mars. She lives in England with her husband and their two children.

Leonie Lord


Leonie Lord worked for many years as an editorial illustrator. Soon she discovered illustrating picture books about dinosaurs, gorillas, and other animals with funny names and interesting habits was much more up her alley. She lives in England.


“Robinson builds the action with one hilarious explanation after another, seamlessly partnered with Lord’s digitally rendered illustrations that fly across the pages…The text is peppered with a smorgasbord of typefaces that grow larger and bolder as the events grow more improbable. Read it with a little fibber and just laugh and enjoy.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“This British import has a ‘Cat in the Hat’ vibe, though the textured illustrations add softness to the piece; even at his most troublesome, the gorilla looks so sweet that all must be forgiven.” ―School Library Journal


Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2013

More Details

AR Level: 2.5
Lexile: AD500L
Themes: Honesty, Humor, Imagination, Tall Tales
BISAC 1: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002020 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Apes, Monkeys, etc.

Books By Michelle Robinson