Friday, July 21, 2017
Priscilla Gorilla by Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley
Priscilla Gorilla by Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley (2017)
Fans of “Miss Brooks Loves Books” won’t be disappointed with Priscilla, a similarly spirited youngster who clashes with her teacher over her exuberant love of gorillas. Certain that gorillas get their way, Priscilla resists following instructions in her class, and keeps ending up in the “Thinking corner.” A great read for class visits and older storytime groups, Priscilla learns her lesson, but inspires others as well.
Themes/topics: being yourself, behavior, school, gorillas
Sample text from one spread:
“Why do you love gorillas so much?” Her mother asked.
“They always get their way,” said Priscilla.
“Hmmm,” said her mother. “You already get your way a lot.”
“Not in Mr. Todd’s class. I was teaching lily my gorilla dance during nap time and Mr. Todd invited me to the Thinking Corner,” Priscilla explained.
“Did you do any thinking?”