From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3?Milton presents a good overview of the subject despite the constraints of the easy-reader format. She brings the world of wild gorillas, Dian Fossey, and Koko to life for young readers. Barnard's realistic illustrations follow the text closely, but do not expand upon it. Children interested in wildlife or these animals in particular will enjoy learning some basics about how and where they live, what they eat, and how scientists study them. There is not enough information for reports, but this title works well as a springboard or companion to other nonfiction treatments.?Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
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Gr. 1^-3. Part of the Step into Reading series, this is a fascinating introduction to the behavior of gorillas, including where they live, what they eat, and how they move, sleep, care for their young, and defend themselves. There is also a section about Dian Fossey, one of the first to study wild gorillas, and the book ends with a plea to help save the African forests where the gorillas live. The sentences are clear and direct, the realistic illustrations are dramatic and colorful, and the amazing facts will keep new readers turning the pages for more. Hazel Rochman