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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Gorilla, Eye on the Wild, by Suzi Eszterhas

Gorilla - Eye on the Wild


The story of a gorilla, from birth to adulthood, photographed on location in the wild by an award-winning American photographer, who specialises in work with newborn animals. The text will show all the aspects of the animal's life in the wild, accompanied by close-up pictures of the family group in its natural habitat. A spread at the back of the book will give further conservation information, including useful websites.

Another book in the series, Eye on the Wild, by photographer Suzi Eszterhas. 

The book is full of beautiful photographs taken in the misty mountains of Africa. Many of them capturing some of tender moments between mother and baby when a baby is young and clinging to its mother all day and night.

The book tells the story of a baby Gorilla's first six years of life, and is told in a way suitable for young children. The book is set out with the main focus on the photographs, with the story telling the life of Gorilla suitable for younger children who  are animal lovers. 

This book would be a lovely coffee table book for young children to look at, while also being a perfect addition to a school library or a present for an animal lover.

Thank you to Michael from The School Run Forum and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for sending me the book to review.

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