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Saturday 27 May 2023

Review: Parcel for Gorilla

In Parcel for Penguin, Penguin received a fun parcel from his good friend Gorilla and we all got to guess what it was. In Parcel for Gorilla, it’s Gorilla’s turn to get something in the mail, delivered by elephant to the jungle (because what other way do parcels get delivered to the jungle?).

The monkeys guess the parcel is bananas. Hog thinks it’s peanuts. Snake thinks it’s coconuts, but everyone agrees it must be something delicious.

But what is it?

Join Gorilla and all his mates and have fun guessing what the parcel might be. I guarantee you won’t guess it, but I also guarantee you’ll have heaps of fun trying.

With bright and bold illustrations that extend to the edges of every page, this is a joyful, funky picture book that will entertain and delight. I especially loved the cranky delivery driver who glares and points his birdy beak at all the animals as they try to get the parcel off the elephant’s back. So much fun!

A quick and hilarious read filled with loads of entertaining onomatopoeia, this one is great for pre-schoolers who love a bit of mystery and a great big laugh.

Title: Parcel for Gorilla
Author/Illustrator: Shelley Knoll-Miller
Publisher: Puffin, $14.99
Publication Date: 9 May 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761046629
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book