One Gorilla by Anthony Browne
A Counting Book

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Primo primate artist Anthony Browne is at the top of his form with a simple — and simply fascinating — array of creatures for kids to count.

What better attention-getter for small children than primates in all their variety? And who better to render them than Anthony Browne? In this elegant counting book, the author-illustrator outdoes himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs to spider monkeys. With his striking palette, exquisite attention to detail, and quirky flair for facial expressions, Anthony Browne slyly extends the basic number concept into a look at similarities and differences — portraying an extended family we can count ourselves part of.
 

About Anthony Browne

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Anthony Browne, a recent British Children's Laureate, has received many awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for his services to children's literature. He has written and illustrated more than forty books, including Little Beauty and How Do You Feel? Anthony Browne lives in Kent, England.
 
Published October 18, 2012 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Beginning with “1 gorilla” and counting up to “10 lemurs,” he presents on each spread a formally arranged head and upper-body close-up, with each subject placed against a plain white backdrop facing the viewer.

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Browne follows the series with a meticulously painted closeup of another primate—himself—and then a group portrait of humans of many ages and ethnicities.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Anthony Browne has written and illustrated more than 40 books for children and received many honors including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000.

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Browne makes a simple counting book into a celebration of the primate family in this radiant gallery of portraits.

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