What Is Baby Gorilla Doing?
The team behind 2016’s Gorillas Up Close
aims at a younger audience as they follow a baby gorilla through a bevy of activities. Each page reads like a one-word answer to the question posed by the title: photographs show the gorilla “looking” into a small basin in one scene, “sitting” in it in another, as well as “scratching” itself, “reaching” for some bamboo, and eventually “sleeping” in a hammock. Simplified white and pastel backgrounds keep the focus on the highlighted actions, which are recapped in a closing spread. It’s a cleanly designed introduction to a gorilla’s daily life, full of activities that will be familiar to the book’s young readers, too. Ages 2–6. (June)