Gorilla Journal

From the Series Animal Journals
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This book uses an imaginative approach to learning about wild animals, as it takes the reader on an exciting African safari. The lives of gorillas are revealed in their natural habitats and documented in an engaging narrative that includes diary accounts, fun facts, sketches, and photos that mimic the look of a real-life journal.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2015
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Black Rabbit Books
Imprint Book House
Series Animal Journals
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Lexile 840
ISBN 9781905638710
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2014-08-01
Author Carolyn Franklin
Dewey 599.884
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 168289
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5

Library Media Connection

Designed to look like pages from the journal of a young naturalist, this series provides information about much more than the featured animals. The blend of photographs and drawings and text on each page provide the information in fascinating detail in a way that students may relate to but is dense and busy. The overlapping images will distract or confuse some readers while attracting others. Each book introduces the country and environment with a spread including maps and a list of “What to pack” before the young naturalist travels to the game reserve and meets a native guide. Lion Journal includes a short but informative section about a Masai village. Both books end with an appeal for conservation. This series will appeal to students who are interested in animals or travel and will also attract readers who prefer a busier more graphic format. Recommended.


Young readers may not find the Africa the expected as they embark upon an expedition to study the Amahoro group of mountain gorillas in the rain forest of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. ..A great match for Jim Arnosky fans.”

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