Michelle Robinson - Ding Dong Gorilla - Hachette Children's Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback £6.99
    More information
    • ISBN:9781408312018
    • Publication date:05 Sep 2013

Ding Dong Gorilla

By Michelle Robinson
Illustrated by Leonie Lord

  • Hardback
  • £11.99

DING DONG! When a gorilla pays a visit, it's not long before mischief and mayhem ensue!

Oh, look! There's a gorilla on the doorstep! He may look fierce, but all he wants to do is play football, or watch a film or make a cake . . . which results in one monstrous MESS!

So what would you do if a big beastie rang your doorbell?

Michelle Robinson's fabulously funny text is matched by Leonie Lord's bright and feisty art style to create a book with BIG impact.

Biographical Notes

Not too long ago, when she wasn't writing funny stories for children, Michelle Robinson was writing copy and devising websites for some of the world's biggest brands. Right now she is either busy writing, busy thinking about writing, or busy chasing a toddler.

She always dreamed of becoming an author like her hero, Roald Dahl. She shares his birthday and his love of chocolate, but she is much, much shorter.

Michelle lives in Frome, Somerset, with her husband, young son and baby daughter.

Leonie Lord studied Illustration at Central St Martins College, London. After graduating, she produced regular editorial work for newspapers but she discovered her love of illustrating children's books after starting a family. The Dirty Great Dinosaur was her first illustrated book for children followed by its sequel The Super Swooper Dinosaur (both by Martin Waddell). Leonie's adorable character Whiffy Wilson (written by Caryl Hart) tells the tale of a stinky wolf who learns that grime is a crime. Leonie lives just outside Cheltenham with her husband and two children.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408312001
  • Publication date: 07 Mar 2013
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
An absolute must read book that is hilariously funny and could easily be read over and over again. — Little Fiction Fascination
A great big slice of chaos, fun, good news and bad, all told in a confessional tone that will even have big cheeky monkeys clutching their sides. — Daily Record
Leonie Lord's accompanying pastel illustrations are perfect. — Independent on Sunday
Wildly funny... strong crayon lines and colour tell us lots of extra detail. — Books for Keeps
One of the best books for this age group we have ever come across. — Bookbag
Leonie Lord's bold and expressive illustrations and clever page design really add to the storytelling. — The School Librarian
Orchard Books

The Worrysaurus

Rachel Bright, Chris Chatterton
Contributors:
Rachel Bright, Chris Chatterton
Wayland

Ants

Susie Williams
Authors:
Susie Williams
Wayland

Centipedes and Millipedes

Susie Williams
Authors:
Susie Williams
Hodder Children's Books

Oi Puppies!

Kes Gray, Jim Field
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Jim Field

Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness, from the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog!Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand - but luckily Frog's got a cunning plan . . .The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and FriendsPraise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail'Everyone will love it.' - GuardianOi Frog and Friends is a Top Ten Bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (among others). And Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling 2018 World Book Day Book.

Orchard Books

The Story of the Nativity Classic Pop-up and Play

Laura Barrett, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Laura Barrett, Laura Barrett

The ultimate gift edition of the Christmas story, with an interactive pop-out Nativity scene. Capturing all the magic and drama of the very first Christmas, this captivating, interactive retelling will make the perfect gift. Unfold the concertina pages to follow the story. Then create your own classic Nativity scene with the pop-up stable and stand-up figures.With beautiful, intricate illustrations, this is a book to be shared and treasured by every family at Christmas time.

Wayland

A Stroll Through the Seasons

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
Hodder Children's Books

A Home in the Snow

Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
Contributors:
Peter Bently, Charles Fuge

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story.It's a big day for Bramble - it's his birthday! The only trouble is, his woodland friends seem to have forgotten all about it! It's beginning to look like poor Bramble will have to celebrate all alone - but perhaps there's a special surprise in store for him after all...Other titles in the series:A Home Full of FriendsA Home on the River

Franklin Watts

Bear's Cave

Jenny Jinks
Authors:
Jenny Jinks

It's freezing cold and bear wants to sleep, so he finds a nice empty cave to shelter in. But as he tries to rest, a number of animals interrupt him, wanting to escape the bitter cold. Bear is not happy and tells each of the animals to go away, but still he can't sleep. Then bear has an idea that will help him and all the animals ...Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Perfect for the 4-5 year old beginner reader or those reading book band red.

Franklin Watts

Meg and Ted

Katie Woolley
Authors:
Katie Woolley
Franklin Watts

The School Play

Katie Woolley
Authors:
Katie Woolley
Franklin Watts

Bug Hotel

Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter
Hodder Children's Books

Think Big

Kes Gray, Nathan Reed
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Nathan Reed

A brand new story about Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends, from the bestselling Kes Gray, creator of Oi Frog!.Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends are discussing what they want to be when they grow up. Humpty wants to be a boiled egg, but his friends are encouraging him to think bigger!"You could be an artist!" said Little Boy Blue."Look for clues and become a detective!" said Little Bo Peep."Buy a pair of football boots and become a footballer," said Wee Willy Winky.Will Humpty think big and reach for the stars?

Hodder Children's Books

A Home on the River

Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
Contributors:
Peter Bently, Charles Fuge

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story.Bramble and his friends have no water! The brave badger must head upstream to find the problem. Can Bramble bring the water back to his friends?Other titles in the series:A Home Full of Friends

Hodder Children's Books

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
Contributors:
Peter Bently, Garry Parsons

Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt!The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit - from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent

Hodder Children's Books

A Recipe for Playtime

Peter Bently, Sarah Massini
Contributors:
Peter Bently, Sarah Massini
Hodder Children's Books

A Home Full of Friends

Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
Contributors:
Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
Wayland

The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost

Dive into the great big water cycle story! The same water has been falling as raindrops for billions of years. It travels around our planet again and again, from raindrops into rivers, and from seas to water vapour in mist and clouds. The water on earth is in glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. It is used by plants, humans and animals.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they float, splash and slide through the incredible water cycle story. This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the incredible story of the water in all its forms. from grey storm clouds to rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and shining icy glaciers.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

Hodder Children's Books

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
Contributors:
Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
Orchard Books

Ten Little Pirates Board Book

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

Join ten little pirates for a rhyming, counting adventure in this bestselling, multi-award-winning picture book. Now in a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold!Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure. But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane... and a giant squid... and a HUNGRY SHARK?This fun-filled rhyming story, which incorporates counting backwards from ten to one, is great to share with young children who are learning about numbers. The colourful, humorous illustrations feature objects to spot and count on every page. With a bouncy, rhythmic text and lots of great sound words, this piratical adventure is perfect for sharing again and again.'Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.' Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles

Steve Antony
Authors:
Steve Antony

A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the bestselling author of The Queen's Hat and Please Mr Panda.The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. But why? They fight and fight and fight - can they find a way to live peacefully side by side despite their differences?The perfect platform to start conversations about the futility of war, this brave and brilliant story is visually stunning and full of clever details to pour over. Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. 'A visually entertaining story of war and peace.' - Kirkus Review