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Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26)

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Gentle giants or giant monsters?

That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?
Paperback, First Edition, 71 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Christopher Salcedo
I like this book because in the book it states, Jack and Annie soon discovered that the tree house was magic. It could take them to the places in the books. All they had to do was point to a picture and wish to go there.(pg.1) I also like this book because it makes you think if gorillas are as bad as they look? Or are they gentle giants? I also like this book because in the back of the book it states, Gentle giants or giant monsters? That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when t ...more
Jan 19, 2010 Jhernandez rated it it was amazing
this is a really cool book.You should try on it, it is really intresting.It is about jack and anny going to the jungle,and they meet gorilla!After a while of being with them they recognize that the gorrilas where good.they become friends, and they discover that the point to be their was to use body language. So they use signs. But then they notice that since they found the point, and done it,they had to go.Jack was really sad.But he learn alot of things,and one,was to be a gorilla. :)

this is the
Nov 02, 2015 Annie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
Growing up, the Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne is one of the main reasons I got hooked on reading at such a young age. The books of this series are very easy reads that capture the attention of the reader. These are fantasy books, as the title of the series may suggest, but there is also a lot of history and science that is addressed in it as well. Although many adults may argue that the grammar content of these books is terrible, the adventurous storylines are sure to grab the atte ...more
Sep 14, 2016 Montcrieff rated it liked it
Shelves: children, read-aloud
Jack and Annie visit an African Cloud Forest armed only with a secret rhyme from Morgan Le Fay to guide them.
To find a special kind of magic
In worlds so far apart,
Speak a special language,
Talk with your hands and heart.
The children meet a playful little gorilla named Bu-bu, who plays peekaboo, claps his hands, and sticks out his tongue. Mountain gorillas live together in families, and the leader of the family is a large male called a “silverback” because he has silver fur on his back and shou
Feb 24, 2016 Angela rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book to a first grade class I subbed for and I had to finish it to see how it ended. This book brought back so many memories of reading my first chapter books when I was young. It made me wish I was little again to experience the magic of reading like young kids do and the places it could take you for the very first time. The Magic Treehouse books seem the perfect books to introduce new readers to the world of reading and the magic it has to offer.
Mary Thomas
Another Jack and Annie book that we listened to in the car. Not my favorite, but it's still good.
May 25, 2017 Emma rated it it was amazing
The misty rain forest in the mountains of central Africa is called a "cloud forest".
S. recently finished reading this book with his dad. I have not much to say about it, as I wasn't in on the reading of it at all. S. did tell me at some point during the few days that they were reading it that something reminded him of the gorillas in the book, and he told me a couple of gorilla fun facts, so he must have been intrigued. I'm going to assume it's similar to the other two books in the series he and I have read together. Perfectly acceptable, nothing spectacular, definitely more ap ...more
Reaghan Peterson
Feb 21, 2017 Reaghan Peterson rated it liked it
Shelves: el230
I would put this book in my classroom because it has some fantasy in it which could spark children's imagination. Allowing them to be creative is very important. Creativity can lead students to success and they should never be stopped from whatever they set their mind to. This book also could another book to introduce gorillas and how they act or discuss Africa.
Katherine Wilson
Mar 14, 2016 Katherine Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow-books
Good Morning, Gorillas brings out the imagination of every reader, as Jack and Annie go on another adventure through the transportation of their magic treehouse. These books bring back good memories since I read them as a child, and I looked forward to reading one of these books for the children's literature project. It is one of my WOW books because of its combination of science fiction/fantasy along with real facts that I learned about gorillas. As I was reading, I was brought into the world o ...more
Kayla Krecklow
Nov 29, 2012 Kayla Krecklow rated it liked it
I don't remember ever reading The Magic Tree House books when I was younger, and I don't know why I didn't! Even as an adult, I still enjoyed reading this one. In the beginning of the book it talks about a Morgan, and I couldn't figure out who that was, so I'm assuming you would have needed to read previous books to know. Other than that I really enjoyed the story line of this book. The tree house spins and spins and spins until it is absolutely still and takes the children to another place wher ...more
Oct 30, 2008 Tony rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: gorilla lovers
Recommended to Tony by: Mrs.Hoffman
This book, "Good Morning Gorillas," is a very good book. It is about this boy named Jack and his little sister named Annie. They went to the magic tree house and got sent to a misty rain forest in the mountains of Africa. There they saw a baby gorilla. Annie called him Bu Bu because he always said, "Bu Bu." Annie followed the gorilla, but Jack stayed back and took notes about the gorilla. Later Jack tried to find Annie but it got dark, so he went to sleep near a tree. When Jack woke up he saw B ...more
Sarah Sammis
Dec 02, 2009 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
In Good Morning, Gorillas by Mary Pope Osborne, Jack and Annie meet Jane Goodall and learn about sign language. It's one of the last books my son and I read together before moving onto longer and more complicated books.

They are sent into the jungle by the tree house to find a new way of communicating as one of Morgan's four-part spells. They quickly meet up with a group of gorillas. Their interaction with the creatures bring to the forefront a plot point that has been developing over the course
Feb 05, 2014 Robert rated it really liked it
Though not the most action-packed of the Magic Tree House series, "Good Morning, Gorillas" is a breezy, sweet continuation of Jack and Annie and their quests for something or other. This series continues to impress me (if not so much impress my son) due to the characterization of the protagonists. Jack and Annie are two clear individuals, not just described by "main character boy" and "main character girl". Each receives moments to shine; each receives moments to fail and to learn. If only every ...more
Feb 23, 2015 Angie rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "Gentle giants or giant monsters?

That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?"

My Review: Another great installment to this series. Jack and Annie must use skills of observation to appease the Silver
Yuki Kodama
Nov 11, 2013 Yuki Kodama rated it really liked it
*7words summary:magic tree-forest-Africa-gorillas-special-frightening-sign languarge

*Discussion questions:
Q. Do you think that an intelligent animal should not be killed by human?
A.For example, I think whales are intelligent because they can communicate very well. whales have an intelligent brain and they are special. However, not only the whale, all animals are special. Therefore, I want to treat all animals equally. In other words, I
Mar 21, 2013 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-fiction
Very sweet one from the series. Loved the gentle and loving connection between the kids and the gorillas. Loved that they signed "I love you" in the story as this is something special my son and I have always done. Opened up conversation about animal intelligence and language acquisition. Began watching clips of Koko after reading this. I love the topics these stories introduce us to. I just wish the non-fiction counterparts to each book were a little easier to come by. They're really wonderful! ...more
Nov 19, 2015 Miranda rated it it was ok
Shelves: junior, magic
The young brother and sister travel to visit the great apes, the gorillas. They have been tasked with finding a new language, and they must discover what it is on their own. By spending time with the gorillas, they learn how these animals can communicate and find what they need before heading back home.

Having just read Me Jane and Primates, this one seemed to have some false information, or at least a false interpretation/presentation of some information, to me. I know these are written for youn
Miki Saiki
Nov 20, 2012 Miki Saiki rated it it was amazing
Random House auther: Mary pole Osborne
Gorillas nature lesson sign language kids illustrate fun

Why good?
Why I like the book is its unique way of introducing the story; a riddle.
The riddle makes readers focus or kind of stuck on the story.
Even adults can enjoy the riddle.

What's interesting?
The story tells us the importance of communication.
The book is very interesting because it's introducing some aspects of sign languages.
Even though we don't use the same language, we still have ways to com
Oct 07, 2011 Simon rated it it was ok
I never liked Gorillas r Monkeys, I found them to be loud and annoying and really a waste of my time.
This book was a gift to me. I read it despite the subject because it was part of the series and I loved that over the gorillas any day. Now, being older I could care less what my younger self thought and just read the book for what it was.
This was a nice book because it demonstrated love and friendship with again, non humans.

I found that the whole Black Leopard was the same as the Tiger in Book #
Jenny Schuth
Feb 19, 2016 Jenny Schuth rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Good Morning, Gorillas is the 26th book in the Magic Treehouse series and the first one I read. Not having read the prior books I have to say I really enjoyed it. It is all about Jack and Annie and how they travel to the Jungle in Africa where they come across a gorilla family.

This book would be such a great addition to a classroom because of how many fun facts and information is packed into these fun books. I particularly enjoyed it since I had been to that part of the world and spotted a silv
Nov 03, 2012 Moe rated it really liked it
-7words summary:rain-forest-Africa-gorillas-silverback-eating-sign languarge
-Discussion questions:
1.In this story,gollilas used an American sign language! Do think what is advantage about using an American sigh language in daily life?
-I think it's useful when I'm in crowded place with my friend and we can't talk directly,or want to talk about secret things.It's kind of fun and cool,I think!
2.Do you think what animal is wi
Apr 21, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it
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Jun 28, 2011 Cathy rated it liked it
Recommended to Cathy by: all kids who read
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the mountains of Africa. There they run into a huge mountain gorilla! At first they don’t know whether they should shake hands or turn tail. But the ominous-looking creature turns out to be surprisingly gentle.

Once again Osborne introduces kids to some unusual topics: mountain gorillas and their habitat (mountain rain forest) the clouds and the environment gorillas live in, their habits, and diet. The other interesting topic introduced was surpr
Oct 20, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
The second of four missions to discover special magic. Jack and Annie go in the Tree House to the African mountain rainforest.

This is the secret rhyme for this journey:

"To find a special kind of magic
in worlds so far apart,
speak a special language,
talk with your hands and heart."

The children meet a family group of gorillas and actually become a part of their family for a while. They teach the gorillas to sign, and when they leave the gorillas sign "I love you" in ASL.

That was the special languag
Mar 18, 2009 Shelli rated it it was amazing
The Magic Tree House books are a MUST READ collection for all children. Unlike many other series for young readers, the Magic Tree House should be read in chronological order to best appreciate Jack and Annie's travels through time as they go on various missions; which are typically completed in four parts. Parents and educators will enjoy going along for the ride as much as their students! My daughter is a teenager now but she still gets excited when she sees a new tree house adventure has come ...more
Tomoya Sugiyama
Oct 02, 2012 Tomoya Sugiyama rated it it was amazing
-Oct,2nd 65min.
-7 words
1.What do you have an image about Gorillas?
A.I think they are vicious so I was surprised to read this book.
2.Some Gorillas can use ASL. Do you know it? And what do you think about it?
A.I didn't know about it before I read this book. I was very exciting,and it's a very interesting thing!! They are so smart!!

Maybe, not all Gorillas can use ASL,but if I have a chance(fx
Jun 03, 2015 Rubi rated it liked it
"Jack felt as if he weren't completely human yet." In Good Morning, Gorillas, Jack and Annie immerse themselves in the lives of gorillas. They learn about their behavior and home and learn to communicate with the creatures. For once Jack seemed to get more attached to the animals than Annie, though of course Annie was accepted and 'liked' more than Jack was. Jack finally gained respect by the leader by copying his behavior and saving two baby gorillas. It is amazing the kind of bonds one can for ...more
Mar 29, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Jack and his little sister Annie are two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania... until they discover a mysterious tree house full of all sorts of books. From that point on their lives will never be the same again! They soon go on amazing adventures (plus children are learning bits of history and most don't realize it) as they travel through time with the help of the magic tree house. The chapters are short with pictures every few pages, making these books perfect for the beginning reader.
Sarah Baxter
Mary Pope Osborne explores adventure, science, and history in her Magic Tree House series. Osborne is a very adventurous person herself and she really shows that throughout her stories. Osborne has written over 100 books that all have to do with some history or science of some kind. Her books are incredibly helpful and easy to read for young readers. Osborne goes through a very strenuous process to create all of her books just so she can give her readers the correct information while reading her ...more
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