Growing Up Gorilla
How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together
This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla gave birth for the first time and then walked away from her newborn baby at Seattle’s Woodland Park. The dedicated staff worked tirelessly to find innovative ways for mother and baby to build a relationship. The efforts were ultimately successful, as baby Yola bonded with her mother and the rest of the family group.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF003330, JNF003200, JNF003010|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||503912|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Websites|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
Midwest Book Review
Growing Up Gorilla by Clare Hodgson Meeker is heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla gave birth for the first time and then walked away from her newborn baby at Seattle’s Woodland Park. . . Profusely illustrated throughout with full color photography, and also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99), “Growing Up Gorilla” is especially and unreservedly recommended for children ages 8-12 and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections.
School Library Journal Online
“This handsomely packaged and sturdily bound volume provides an intriguing look at how a team of humans nurtured and saved a gorilla family.”—School Library Journal
“Will provoke ‘content grunts’ in nature lovers.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Clare Hodgson Meeker
Clare Hodgson Meeker is the author of 12 children's books, including the 2016 Junior Library Guild Selection Rhino Rescue! and the Smithsonian Notable Book Lootas, Little Wave Eater. She lives in Seattle and San Francisco and is a founding member of the indie folk band, The Righteous Mothers.