The One and Only Ivan Giveaway

If you’ve read my review you know that I LOVE The Only and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  I want to spread the love so I’m giving away 2 hardback copies of this wonderful book.

To get in the draw, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (along with your name and email address) telling me a fact about Silverback Gorillas.  You could either tell me your fact or you could post a link to an interesting Silverback Gorilla video on YouTube.  Competition closes Friday 10 February, 2012.

This competition is now closed.  Congratulations to Sandra and Anita. 

4 thoughts on “The One and Only Ivan Giveaway

  1. When they are born gorillas weigh about 1.4kg-1.8kg (about half the weight of a newborn human baby). When they are fully grown female gorillas are about 1.4m tall and weigh about 90kg, adult males (silverbacks) are taller, about 1.7m tall and weigh about 180kg – twice as much as the females.
    [That means silverbacks are about as tall as I am and almost three times as heavy!]
    Find out more about gorillas here:

  2. The silverback is the chief leader and protector of the group, to whom all group members defer. He decides when and where to forage, rest and sleep, arbitrates disputes among his family members and protects them from rival silverbacks or human predators

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