The illustrations express clear emotion in this perfect read for young children about friendship.
Extraordinary pencil and watercolor illustrations brilliantly depict the emotions of a lonely gorilla.
—Library Media Connection
No one renders primates with more faithful detail or surreal humanity than Browne.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Exquisitely detailed art that blends magic and realism.
A sweet quirky story of a deep and unlikely friendship enhanced by emotionally evocative art.
—San Francisco Chronicle
Luscious, creamy pages provide contrast for the large, well-spaced font and the dark furry figure… Children will chuckle as they view the pair doing everything together …Browne’s exquisite interpretation of a real life gorilla is a welcome progression.
—School Library Journal (starred review)