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Little Beauty

By Anthony Browne
Illustrated by Anthony Browne

The heart-warming tale of a gorilla and his tiny friend, from the master picturebook-maker.

A very special gorilla is taught a very special skill: sign language. He appears to have everything he needs, but one day he signs that he is sad and needs a friend. His keepers bring him a tiny cat called Beauty and the two of them become inseparable. But when the gorilla gets angry and causes damage to the TV, will his keepers think him unfit to be friends with such a small, defenceless animal? Not if Beauty can think fast and prove what a special friendship they share...

  • Anthony's story is inspired by the Gorilla Language Project and the true story of Koko the gorilla, who was taught to sign in the early 1970s.
  • "One of the best picture books for the over-threes I've seen in a long time." Parents on "Gorilla".

About the author

Anthony has won many prizes for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000, for his services to children's literature - the first British illustrator to win the prize since 1956.

ISBN: 9781406319309
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2009
Dimensions: 260 x 300mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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