When a whole class goes gorilla, they learn the importance of balancing passion and creativity with cooperation in this charmer of a picture book from theNew York Times bestselling duo, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley.
The day Priscilla gets a book about gorillas, she instantly becomes obsessed. She dances like them, eats like them, and wears her gorilla costume 24–7! There are so many things to love about gorillas, but what Priscilla loves best is how they seem to always get their way.
So when Mr. Todd tells all his students to dress up like their favorite animal, Priscilla’s choice is obvious. But dancing around and beating her chest when it’s not her turn sends Priscilla straight to the Thinking Corner. She is of course outraged—nobody tells a gorilla what to do!—and as her attitude spreads, soon the thinking corner is full of her classmates. Is Priscilla really channeling her inner gorilla, or is she just a troublemaker in ape’s clothing?
Barbara Bottner is the New York Times bestselling author of over forty books including Miss Brooks’ Story Nook, Wallace’s Lists, and Bootsie Barker Bites. She is also a screenwriter and writing coach who began her career as an artist and actor. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Emberley is the illustrator of many books for children including Hello Benny!,?Go! Go! Maria!,?and?Barbara Bottner’s Miss Brooks’ Story Nook. Michael lives in Ireland.