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!
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.
“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
AR Level: 2.5
Themes: Honesty, Humor, Imagination, Tall Tales
BISAC 1: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002020 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Apes, Monkeys, etc.
BISAC 3: JUV005000 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men