I have shared some of Barbara Bottner’s books before, Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don’t) and Miss Brooks’ Story Nook. They are illustrated by Michael Emberly.  Today’s book is another great story by this team.


Priscilla loves, I mean loves gorillas. She loved them because she is sure that they can do whatever they want and no one ever messes with them. This fascination is great when the class is assigned an animal report.

But then Priscilla decided to keep being a gorilla long after it was necessary.

Priscilla’s antics does not impress her teacher and eventually causes problems with the whole class. Finally she realizes that gorillas don’t act that way and makes better choices. Her good choices lead to a great adventure for the whole class.


This is a great story for teaching that being an individual doesn’t mean being the center of the universe. 

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