Pongo is a mischievous baby gorilla who lives in the mountains
of Africa. He has long glossy black hair and a black shiny
nose, and he walks on the knuckles of his hands. As playful
as can be, he swings from jungle creepers and climbs in and
out of trees. He wants to grow up to be brave and clever like
his dad, and perhaps even become leader of the pack one day.
But it is not until his little sister, Whoopsie, is born that
Pongo discovers that growing up isn't just about having a
silver back and a big chest to thump...
Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up by
Jill Tomlinson is an entertaining story. It follows the life
of young Pongo and his woop (see, I know my correct technical
term for a collective of gorillas). Pongo wants to be just
like his dad, who is the head of the woop, but he's still
got a bit of growing up to do. But, when his mother gives
birth to his baby sister, Whoopsie, Pongo has a taste of looking
after another Gorilla - something his father is most impressed
with. In fact, he's so impressed, that he decides that it's
time that Pongo started to learn how to look after the woop,
so that he can one day take his rightful place as its head.
the way we are introduced to Pongo's friend - who he is always
play fighting with - and a human who spends a lot of time
following the gorillas in their natural habitat. This aspect
is interesting as the listener gets to experience the existence
of humans from a Gorilla's perspective.
tale is read by Maureen Lipman, who has a bright and engaging
delivery - which is essential to keep young minds focused
on the story. She gives each of the main characters their
own voices, which really helps to sell this as an entertaining
CD will not only entertain the smallest member of your family,
but any adults who care to listen to it will also be mesmerised.
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