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A riotous, animal-tastic story by Clare Helen Welsh (Poo! Is That You?The Perfect Shelter) packed with engaging, characterful illustrations from the talented Sam Caldwell (A Parliament of OwlsSheldon’s New Shell).


Daphne’s mum and stepdad, Anthony, are throwing a family party. It’s going to be SO BORING! But when a gorilla knocks on the door, a rhino rolls in and a kangaroo pops up, Daphne realises that this party is going to get . . . WILD!


In Daphne’s big animal family, everyone is different. But they all love to dance to the same beat.


This joyous tale explores themes of belonging in a blended-family environment with a subtle nod to the interconnected animal family we all, as humans, share. In this light, funny read-aloud, children will love the accumulative animal action and will enjoy picking their favourite animal party guest! There’s a Gorilla at the Door! will delight readers of The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright and Jim Field, You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman, and There's Nothing Faster Than a Cheetah by Tom Nicoll and Ross Collins.

There's a Gorilla at the Door

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