My niece and nephew enjoyed Little Beauty. I expected that my niece would like it, but oh my gosh, my nephew *loved* it! That caught me completely by surprise! I thought this book would be too "sweet" for his taste, but he just really enjoyed seeing the friendship between this gorilla and kitten. He had the biggest grin on his face at the end of this book, and he exclaimed, "Let's read it again!" You could have knocked me over with a feather.
I really liked this little book, but I'm old enough to remember when the story of Koko and All-Ball was big news, and I remember being so captivated by that story when I was a kid. Little Beauty really stirred up my memory and pulled at my heartstrings. And my goodness the pictures in this book are wonderful! I love the expressions on the faces of the gorilla and the kitten!