We're loving Mr Big at the moment - it's a great book by Ed Vere, about a lonely gorilla who finds friendship through, strangely, jazz..
Another gorilla book that will make you laugh ( or in my case, cry..) is Little Beauty by Anthony Browne, who is the current Children's Laureate.
Another sad and lonely gorilla makes friends with a tiny kitten but nearly loses her.
Had me in tears. Why are gorillas such tragic characters?