Deep, Deep Down by Lydia Lukidis          
Deep, Deep Down
Meet the author
Lydia Lukidis
(Ages 7-11)

Barbara Bottner

Dear Reader,

Did you ever love something so much, you'd do anything to enjoy it, even things you know you shouldn't do? Did you ever want your own way, no matter what? Did you get into trouble and did you ever think that maybe you went too far? Did you apologize? Well, then, you'll love reading PRISCILLA GORILLA!

Priscilla falls in love with gorillas and decides she can be one too! Her entire class decides they can be their favorite animals, so everyone ends up in the Thinking Corner. But all Priscilla learns in the Thinking Corner is she doesn't like thinking! Eventually, Priscilla discovers she can still be a gorilla, but not the troublemaker kind.

I think you'll love this story because it's funny and real and it's written by someone who believes troublemakers can be the best people of all!

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Happy Reading,
Barbara Bottner

Selected by indie booksellers for the Spring Children's Indie Next List.

"And Priscilla, with her outsize confidence and (eventual) willingness to see a different perspective, is the perfect heroine for our times." —Publishers Weekly, starred review!

"In a funny, empathic, and refreshingly unsentimental take on childhood, the team behind¬†Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)¬†and other titles introduces Priscilla, a gorilla-obsessed first grader. Bottner's tale of ape adoration is sweetly spot-on. Primary schoolchildren will identify with Priscilla, her obsession, and her multiracial classmates." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review!

"An exceptional pairing of language and art. Its humor and fresh message give it wide appeal. A standout selection." —School Library Journal, starred review!
Priscilla Gorilla / Barbara Bottner / Atheneum Books

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-1481458979 / Published: March, 2017

Ages 4-7