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A Mom For Umande by [Faulconer, Maria]
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From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2—In this picture book based on a true story, Umande, a baby gorilla, is cared for by Colorado zookeepers when his mother ignores him. They encourage the other gorillas to accept him, and after their efforts fail, they teach him gorilla behavior. When Umande is eight months old, he is transported to a zoo in Ohio to become adopted by an experienced mother gorilla. Hartung uses soft figures and colors to ensure that readers fall for the lovable gorilla, and his facial expressions, cuddling, and toe-sucking will endear him to readers. Faulconer's well-researched account is efficient in details, like the gorilla games. Endnotes explain more of the story. Sensitive children may be troubled by Umande's initial isolation and the unintentional mistreatment he experiences from the other gorillas, but the author's style warms from journalistic to poetic as the hero's life improves.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA

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* "Not only a special adoption story, but also a heartwarming look at the human-animal relationship." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Hartung gives all the gorillas friendly faces, and Umande’s keepers gaze at him with real affection as they crawl on all fours, groom his fur, and snuggle and tickle him. The book’s final spread, showing Umande and his new mom sleeping in each other’s arms, makes their long-awaited alliance seem meant to be." - The New York Times

"[Umande's] facial expressions, cuddling, and toe-sucking will endear him to readers." - School Library Journal

"Based on a real situation that occurred at these zoos, the story is compelling in its portrayal of zookeeping and gorilla habits as well as the mother-child focus that shapes its emotional core." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A Mom for Umande
has been nominated for the Show Me Readers Award from the Missouri Association of School Librarians.

Product details

  • File Size: 8567 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books (April 3, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 3, 2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DGZKTAW
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,047,308 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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