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Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake Hardcover – 1974

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scholastic Book Services; 1st edition (1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590757466
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590757461
  • ASIN: B000OK4WVE
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,863,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At the age of 84, Pearl believes her writing keeps her young. She began writing at the tender age of fourteen when she sold her first story to Reader's Digest, netting the grand sum of $5.00. She went on to write children's books while teaching in East Harlem.

Pearl is a member of Romance Writers of America, an active member of the Florida Romance Writers, New Jersey Romance Writers and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She belongs to Mystery Writers of America, and is a member of the New York City chapter. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime as well as past president of Sisters in Crime, New York/Tri-State chapter.

Her sons and their wives as well as her three delightful grandsons, are her greatest supporters. She lives in New York City, escaping the cold by fleeing to Florida in the winter. A Life Master, she plays duplicate bridge and travels for relaxation. Her latest journey is to Southeast Asia and Africa.

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Format: Library Binding
Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake is a simpley but not simplistically written picture book about the surprise birth of a gorilla baby to Congo and Lulu of the Central Park zoo in the 70's. It's a TRUE STORY told through clear text and startling black and white photographs.

Lulu takes great care of Patty Cake and there is a picture of her holding the baby to her (...)and looking straight into the camera that will haunt you for the rest of your life. The baby learns to crawl and climb the bars, but P.C.'s dad accidentally breaks her arm when she's about 5 months old. She goes into the hospital for 3 months. More seething shots of P.C.'s little grimace as her arm is being put into a cast. But is then welcomed back into her gorilla family in a short, touching scene.

At the end: a great shot through the bars at her first birthday not into the cage, but out of it at a throng of bell-bottomed kids with baloons loooking in at the gorilla family with unabashed awe. I love this book so frickin' much!!
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I didn't think this book would be for such very young children. I should have researched it more before buying. I had just read an article about Patty Cake in the New York Times - telling about her life and recent death. It was so interesting that I thought I could find a book about Patty Cake that my grandchildren would like. Their ages are 6 and 9 - and this was much too babyish for them. This is a good book for much younger children. I am going to have to try to find that NY Times story and copy it and maybe give it to them with the book.
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This was my favorite book when I was young. So glad I found it.
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