Happy World Book Day! I hardly recognised the The Little Bookworms when they walked into the classroom this morning in their wonderful costumes, inspired by their favourite books. It was the perfect time for me to share a fantastic, newly discovered book.
The Little Bookworms were intrigued to read a book that had ventured all the way from the States. They were engrossed in the story from the moment the gorillas crept out of the zoo, in the middle of the night.
There were some fantastic predictions about where the gorillas would go… Maybe the Little Bookworms could write a sequel! After swinging on chandeliers in an upmarket clothes shop, the gorillas’ rumbling tummies lead them to an ice cream shop with scrumptious flavours, including banana supreme – perfect for a gorilla!
Next, the gorillas spot an empty gymnasium, and filled with energy, they have great fun in bouncing on the floors, jumping in the foam pits and swinging from hoops! Suddenly, a caretaker puts a stop to their fun. Luckily, the gorillas outrun the caretaker and make it back just in time.
After a thrilling adventure, it’s no wonder that the gorillas are snoring away the next day! I wonder whether animals in the UK have such exciting adventures.
The Little Bookworms loved spotting the rhymes in this book, and the illustrations perfectly depict the excitement of the gorillas’ adventure. Maybe I’ll go as a gorilla for World Book Day next year…