The compelling story of Koko, a gorilla, who must deal with her grief when her kitten dies. All ages.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Grade 1-4 The cover photo alone is all that is needed to "sell" this bookthe smallest, most delicate of kitten profiles in the massively careful embrace of a glistening gorilla, whose bare-knuckled fist is four times the size of the diminutive feline's head, and whose face radiates tenderness. Koko is one of a number of great apes in various experimental communication programs and is remarkably conversant in American Sign Language, used by hundreds of thousands of hearing-impaired people. With her linguistic skill, she asked for, and finally received, the small, tailless tabby kitten she promptly named All Ball. This brief, moving book records Koko's relationship with her pet. All Ball was groomed, played with, cuddled and loved, and never once showed fear of her large foster-mother, outlandish though she might seem to feline eyes. The growing relationship was cut horribly short by All Ball's death beneath the wheels of a car, and Koko's grief is dramatically recorded on film. Fortunately, Koko was given the opportunity to have another kitten, and chose a second tailless Manx. In a happy new beginning, she is shown cuddling "Lipstick." In beautiful color photos, and a brief accompanying text, Patterson and Cohn let readers see beneath the glossy fur, the heavy brows and the animal shape to the gentle mind that wanted something to love and be loved by. An empathy-building book of high degree. Patricia Manning, Eastchester Public Library, N.Y.
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I bought this book for my son for his 4th birthday. He loves Gorillas and what gorilla fan doesn't know who KoKo is? Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ashley Fry
One of our family's favorite books for its love and compassion and ethos. I frequently buy it as a gift.Published 1 month ago by Debra Schluter
Our little boy is crazy about gorillas at the moment. We purchased this for him for his ninth birthday and he's read it several times in just a month. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Annie
I bought 2 of these books for my new grand baby's because my kids loved this book growing up.Published 4 months ago by alice quinlan
Good condition. Students will be enjoy it. After reading "the one and only Ivan".Published 5 months ago by Kathleen E. Pinnt
This book is one of my granddaughters favorite books. She loves animals and real life stories about them. She kept reading it over and over, she loved it.Published 6 months ago by Linda Johnson