Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Reading 2017 Gorillas in Our Midst


No, not "Gorillas in the Mist," there are actually Gorillas in Our Midst! Well, that's what the narrator of this book tells us. This small, bespectacled boy reminds us that "You should always carry a banana with you." Actually, I've never heard that piece of advice before, but he explains why it is so important - "Because you never know when there might be a gorilla around." Not that you will see them, because they are "masters of disguise." They also work as ninjas, astronauts, or other jobs where they can wear a mask. Famous gorillas you have probably heard of include Gorilliam Shakespeare and Apebraham Lincoln. 

If you were not aware that gorillas are roaming freely through neighborhoods, you should probably read this book and get some pointers on what to look for. There are signs that can help you out, if you pay attention. And...try not to confuse gorillas and orangutans. Okay?

The premise of the story is funny to begin with, and the illustrations will make everyone smile, if they don't just break down and chuckle out loud. Scenes of gorillas in scuba gear or teaching humans sign language may cause enough merriment to make your cheeks sore from all the grinning.

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