When Gorilla Goes Walking (Hardcover)
Orchard Books, 9780439317702, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
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A humorous and wonderfully poetic story about Cecilia and her pet cat, Gorilla!
"When Gorilla goes walking, the neighbors laugh and stare at her tailless rump and her very proud air."
Gorilla is an affectionate, jealous, lovable cat who constantly wants to play with Cecilia. Experience their unique relationship through Nikki Grimes's lyrical poetry and Shane Evans's vibrant artwork. Readers will fall in love with Gorilla and wish they could bring her home with them!
About the Author
Whether writing poetry or fiction, Nikki Grimes has succeeded in creating works featuring young African-American characters with whom children and young adults can identify. Drawing upon scenes from her own childhood in New York City, Grimes is noted for successfully conveying the black experience and universal themes such as friendship, tolerance, family, and community relationships. Despite a difficult childhood, her stories are characterized by optimism and warmth. Her acclaimed titles include: Come Sunday, an ALA Notable Book, A Dime a Dozen, a Junior Library Guild selection, and Jazmin s Notebook, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
Nikki Grimes currently lives in Los Angeles, California.