Authored by Bonnie Grubman
Illustrated by S.K.Y. Van Der Wel
* Ages: 4-7
* Reading Level: 4-9 years
* Grade Level: PS - 2
* Hardcover: 32 pages
* Publisher: Clavis
* Pub. Date: March 23, 2021
* Language: English
Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You
This heartfelt story stars a sweet little gorilla named Albert. He is the apple of his parent's eye and he is born different than other baby gorillas. Little Albert has BIG feet! Whenever he complains to his parents about how awkward and unsightly they are his folks assure him that he is perfect and others would love to be just like him.
As Albert ages his feet become a detriment over and over again and he hates them. He trips over them, custom-made cleats take up too much room in his closet and the one-size-fits-all socks don't include him. Oh my!
One day Albert and his best friend Rex are playing hide and seek and leap frog in the woods and then they decide to head off to the park. Suddenly a huge rain storm is upon them and they feel very scared. After the rain subsides the boys agree that they had both better head back home ... but... discover they don't know which direction to go in. Could Albert's large feet solve their problem and lead them back to safety?
Finally, Albert learns to love his feet and the special qualities that they provide for him. The artwork is expressive and colourful making the text come alive. It is a book that encourages kids to embrace their very own uniquenesses. I highly recommend it.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author
Bonnie Grubman grew up with a love of reading. As a child, she lived in an apartment with her family, pet turtles, and a parakeet. On hot summer nights, she would cool off on the fire escape with a flashlight and a big stack of books. Bonnie went to nursing school but later decided to trade her nurse's hat for a classroom full of picture books. She was inspired by her students who found joy and curiosity in everything they saw. Because of these kids, and for all kids, she became a writer. Bonnie lives inSyosset, New York.
About the Illustrator
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