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The boy and the gorilla

By: Kramer, Jackie Azua Derby, Cindy(Illustrated by)

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1406395544 / 9781406395549
Laminated
813.6
05/11/2020
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England
23 x 28 cm 39 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour)
Children / Juvenile  Learn More

This profoundly moving tale about a grieving boy and an imaginary gorilla makes real the power of talking about loss. On the day of his mother's funeral, a young boy conjures the very visitor he needs to see - a gorilla.

Wise and gentle, the gorilla stays on to answer the heart-heavy questions the boy hesitates to ask his father: Where did his mother go?

Will she come back home? Will we all die? Yet with the gorilla's friendship, the boy slowly begins to discover moments of comfort in tending flowers, playing catch and climbing trees.

Most of all, the gorilla knows that it helps to simply talk about the loss - especially with those who share your grief and who may feel alone too.

Author Jackie Azua Kramer's quietly thoughtful text and illustrator Cindy Derby's beautiful impressionistic artwork depict how this tender relationship leads the boy to open up to his father and find a path forward.

Told entirely in dialogue, this direct and deeply affecting picture book will inspire conversations about grief, empathy, and healing beyond the final hope-filled scene.

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