Little Beauty by Anthony BrowneLittle Beauty by Anthony Browne

Little Beauty

byAnthony BrowneIllustratorAnthony Browne

Paperback | August 24, 2010

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"No one renders primates with more faithful detail or surreal humanity than Browne." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A USBBY Outstanding International Book
An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner
Three starred reviews (BooklistKirkus ReviewsSchool Library Journal)

Once there was a very special gorilla who had almost everything he needed. There was only one thing he didn’t have: a friend. With no other gorillas at the zoo, the keepers try something new. Will the gigantic ape strike a bond with another sort of creature, one as tiny and innocent as a kitten? Sparked by the story of a real gorilla who learned to sign, Little Beauty is a celebration of a most surprising friendship.
Anthony Browne, a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist, is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including SILLY BILLY. He lives in Kent, England.
Title:Little BeautyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.63 × 9.38 × 0.14 inShipping dimensions:10.63 × 9.38 × 0.14 inPublished:August 24, 2010Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763649678

ISBN - 13:9780763649678


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story and illustration My kids and I love this book.
Date published: 2011-01-03

Editorial Reviews

The illustrations express clear emotion in this perfect read for young children about friendship.—Columbus DispatchExtraordinary pencil and watercolor illustrations brilliantly depict the emotions of a lonely gorilla.—Library Media ConnectionNo one renders primates with more faithful detail or surreal humanity than Browne.—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Exquisitely detailed art that blends magic and realism.—BooklistA sweet quirky story of a deep and unlikely friendship enhanced by emotionally evocative art.—San Francisco ChronicleLuscious, creamy pages provide contrast for the large, well-spaced font and the dark furry figure… Children will chuckle as they view the pair doing everything together …Browne’s exquisite interpretation of a real life gorilla is a welcome progression.—School Library Journal (starred review)