Priscilla gorilla

by Bottner, Barbara,

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"Priscilla is obsessed with gorillas. But when her ape-like behavior gets her sent to the Thinking Corner, Priscilla wonders if she is really channeling her inner gorilla, or just being a troublemaker"--
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Booklist Review: "Since age six, Priscilla has been fascinated by gorillas (she particularly likes that gorillas always get their way). Priscilla's enthusiasm at inappropriate times results in her being invited to the class Thinking Corner. Things come to a head when Priscilla refuses to remove her gorilla outfit for the class picture, and soon her other classmates join her at the Thinking Corner in solidarity. Priscilla's father points out that gorillas are known for helping one another and cooperating, and Priscilla, fortified by this new knowledge, is able to get back in the good graces of her teacher. All ends well with a class trip to the ape house at the zoo and a spontaneous gorilla dance. Emberley's lively illustrations not only masterfully capture the activity and drama inherent in Bottner's text, but also expand the personalities of the supporting characters, making them fully three-dimensional. There is no villain here, just a clash of wills, showing that, like gorillas, we can all get along if we try.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a funny, empathic, and refreshingly unsentimental take on childhood, the team behind Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) and other titles introduces Priscilla, a gorilla-obsessed first grader. Priscilla's passion goes far beyond a mastery of fun facts: gorillas "always get their way," she tells her mother, and this perceived ability to call the shots speaks deeply to Priscilla's independent spirit and skepticism of authority-especially when that authority is her put-upon teacher, Mr. Todd. But Priscilla's silverback act soon starts taking its toll on the classroom-so many peers emulate her that everyone ends up doing time in the euphemistically named Thinking Corner-and something has to give. Emberley's watercolors, which channel the mischievous intelligence of Sendak, are wonderful at conveying personality through body language: a single drawing of Mr. Todd putting on his coat while announcing a field trip instantly communicates that this is a teacher with a solution to the Priscilla problem. And Priscilla, with her outsize confidence and (eventual) willingness to see a different perspective, is the perfect heroine for our times. Ages 4-7. Agent: Rick Richter, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Behavior Fiction
Schools Fiction
Gorilla Fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Gorilla Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Electronic books.
Picture books for children.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Emberley, Michael, illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781481458986
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