GO, GO, GORILLAS
by JULIA DURANGO (Simon & Schuster, 2010)
Big Daddy, King of the Gorillas, sends out his messenger to call all of the gorilla family together. The messenger, a tiny mouse on a motorcycle, visits each of Big Daddy’s royal relatives with the summons to be there by sundown and don’t be late! Each gorilla responds in a lively rhyme and has his or her own special way of traveling to Big Daddy’s villa. When they all arrive, Big Daddy has a big party and a special surprise! This is a bouncy, rhyming book in which the child can help read the story by repeating the chant after each summons, “Go-go, gorillas! Gotta go, gorillas, go!” Bright illustrations of all the gorillas and their various modes of transportation just add to the fun.