Florida Times-Union Review


Thank you, Florida Times-Union, for this stellar review of Go Go Gorillas!

Beware: The subtitle of this book, “A romping bedtime tale” is a little misleading. Reading this book, with its infectious rhymes and swinging plotline, will encourage a lot more dancing than it will snoozing. Instead, use “Go Go Gorillas” for as a prelude to afternoon playtime.

Author Patrick Wensick is the best-selling author of five books for adults. “Go Go Gorillas” is his first book for youngsters. Here’s hoping he does more.


School Library Journal Loves Go Go Gorillas


A funny, exuberant rhyming bedtime story about what really goes on at the zoo at night. When kids visit the animals during the day, the gorillas are all lethargic. It turns out, they have been dancing all night. The zookeeper Jed tries to get them to go to sleep but eventually joins the dance party, too. The pictures have deep, vibrant colors and lots of action. The gorillas do lots of different kinds of dancing, such as the tango, the Charleston, reggae, funk, and even the robot. Some of the gorillas also act as disc jockeys and swing from the trees. The friendly gorillas look like they are having a great time. Kids will enjoy the rhymes in this funny, busy picture book, and the vibrant artwork adds to the fun.

VERDICT A rollicking read-aloud for storytime, but parents might want a quieter selection for ­bedtime.

–Debbie Tanner, S D Spady ­Montessori Elementary, FL