Kids love Apes! The queues in front of the Monkeys, Gorilla enclosures in any zoo are always the biggest. Their silly antics are a continuous source of entertainment to young ones. Take the fun a step further with these adorable books for kids. The goodnight stories entertain and soothe the young ones. Nonfiction reads will surely touch a few hearts!

7 FUN Monkey & Gorilla Books For Kids!

monkey and gorilla books for kids

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Good Night, Gorilla is a story about a sneaky gorilla. It is nighttime. The zookeeper bids goodnight to all the animals. But the mischievous gorilla has another plan.

He is carrying the keys of the cages. And unlocks and frees all the animals. The picture book is a favorite with toddlers. (Ages 1-3 years)

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Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek is a fun playful story. Their Mama is out dancing. The five monkeys convince the babysitter for a game of hide-and-seek. The story ends with the young monkeys finding the ultimate hide-and-seek place.

Toddlers can learn and practice counting. The entire series of A Five Little Monkeys Story is vibrant and entertaining. (Ages Baby-3 years)

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Little Monkey Calms Down is a book teaching self-soothing to toddlers and preschoolers. The little monkey is having a bad day. But he uses his coping mechanisms to calm down. He takes a deep breath, cuddles his favorite blanket, sings a song.

The big bright pictures are simple and relatable. A must-have book. Check out the Amazon reviews. (Ages 1-3 years)

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Go Go Gorillas is a giggle-inducing book full of silly antics by gorillas. Safari guide Jungle Jed wants the gorillas to go to bed. They brush their teeth, comb their fur.

But they are anything but sleepy. So starts the late-night boogie! A good bedtime read for new readers. (Ages 4-8 years)

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Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India is adapted from an Indian folktale. An alligator wants to eat a monkey’s heart. Read how the clever monkey finds a way to escape.

The story highlights the need for wits and the presence of mind. A great lesson for kids. The bright pictures capture the spirit of India well. (Ages 4-7 years)

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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla. This is an extraordinary real story. Ivan was captured from a jungle in Congo as a baby. And brought back to a Washington Mall to attract shoppers.

Slowly public pressure grew for his release. After spending decades in the mall, he was finally released to Zoo Atlanta. There he could mingle with other apes.

Katherine Applegate narrates a beautiful tale suitable for young kids. (Ages 4-7 years)

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Orangutans! is an Animal Encyclopedia for kids. Read and learn about the interesting life of these apes. Each page has one big real-life picture. And one or two sentences stating interesting facts about Orangutans.

The language is simple. It is an easy read for beginner readers. (Ages 4-9 years)

Monkey & Gorilla Activities For Kids

  1. Make this adorable fingerprint monkey card with your young one. Crafty Morning has step by step process.
  2. Here is a feed monkey board game from Totschooling that you can play with your toddlers.
  3. You can also do these gorilla activities with your toddler using the book Good Night Gorilla.
  4. For elder kids, Gorilla fund has an article suggesting interesting gorilla activities on World Gorilla day.

Read-aloud of the book Little Monkey

courtesy: Storyvision Studios UK