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Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  10 reviews
What should you do if a gorilla charges right at you? Run away, climb a tree, or make a scary face? Find out the surprising answer and much more in this nonfiction book packed with amazing gorilla facts.  

Step 3 Readers feature engaging narratives about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 18th 1997 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Joseph Fiore
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book it tells you about all about gorillas
Daniel  Fiore
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is lovely
Nichole
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-10
Genre: Non-Fiction
Awards:N/A
Lexile:530L Grade Level: 2.9
Summary:
This book talks about the characteristics, behaviors, dietary needs, and responsibilities of gorillas. Not only does it talk about these simple facts, but it even mentions important scientist along with their studies. It goes into brief detail about the studies and how our knowledge of gorillas have expanded over the years.
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Michelle
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Type: Nonfiction
Awards: None
Summary: This book is about the facts of gorillas and their characteristics. What makes these animals and it also tells us their living style. It talks about who and where there gorillas are and what they do.
Critique: This is a fun way to talk about gorillas or for students who enjoy learning about animals. This isn't just facts but a very resourceful resource.
Prompts: What characteristics do these animals have? What makes them behave the way they do? Were they tryin
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Leslea
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sean enjoyed this book quite a bit. It was very much on level for him as a 2nd grader, and the discussion prompted about Koko doubled as a great science lesson. The kids were thrilled to learn that Koko is still alive (41 years old as of this writing) and we watched a few videos of her interacting with Betty White following our Q&A on gorillas, in general.
Oliver
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a really cool book.
Spencer
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not only does this go over gorilla biology, behavior, and conservation, it highlights some of the work of Dian Fossey. I was instantaneously sold!
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Jan 01, 2014 added it
Shelves: a34, ar-3
AR Quiz No. 2460 EN Nonfiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP
Brent
May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, nature
We love gorillas, when visiting Zoo Atlanta, and this book gives us more information as a family.
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