2nd August '17
Two bored gorillas decide to play a game of dares. Eating dares. Who will end up the big-bellied winner, and who the sore-bellied loser? This dry, funny picture book debut is pitch perfect for children who love outsmarting their friends.
I first read about Reece Wykes whilst searching online for unique books to read at bedtime. I was instantly attracted by Reece's illustrations on the front cover. They are very different to any other picture books we have read, they really are pleasing to look at. I then noticed that this debut picture book had been highly commended by the Macmillan Children's Book Prize and that Reece was joint winner for the Worldwide Illustration prize, UK category.
My little boy was very keen to read this story as he loves animals. An unusual tale of two gorillas trying to out smart each other, with jaw dropping consequences is bound to have your child gasping and laughing in equal measures as they turn each page. My son was absorbed in this book as he watched the gorillas eat more and more ridiculous things. He also found it really interesting trying to work out how each gorilla manages to complete each dare, including eating a rock, a tree and a bird before finally eating.....
I won't spoil the end by revealing what the final dare entailed for the daring gorillas. You will have to buy this captivating book to find out!!