"Short and sweet, a song of love which . . . is beguiling. Everybody
loved Little Gorilla from the day he was born until one day "something
happened . . . Little Gorilla began to grow and Grow and Grow . . ."
And he was big, and everybody came and sang and danced and wished him a
happy birthday and still loved him. So the message to the audience is
clear: love goes on. The drawings are simple, large-scale [and] they
fit the text very comfortably." -- Review
Ruth Lercher Bornstein has written and illustrated numerous books for Clarion, including The Dancing Man, Little Gorilla, Rabbit's Good News, and most recently That's How It Is When We Draw. A painter and longtime folk dancer, Ruth lives in Santa Monica, California.
A simple rhythmic text portrays Little Gorilla, who is loved by everyone in the jungle as he begins to grow . . . and Grow . . . and GROW.