Gorilla - Anthony Browne This was charming book of a young girl who loved all things gorilla and wanted little more than to see one in person. But her father had to work hard to support her and often did not seem to have a lot of time to entertain her. As we all know, birthdays can be a magical, special time for children and young Hannah is no exception. Heartwarming and sweet.

I must admit there are a few scenes that had me arching my eyebrow at what she was up in the way of questionable behavior, but the end explains everything nicely. Overall, I was pleased with this book. Great discussion opportunities as well for parents and kids. 3 1/2 stars