A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Maria Fasal FAULCONER
Year Reviewed:: 2015
Review: This is the true story of a baby gorilla whose mother was too young and did not know how to care for him. At first he is tended by the zookeepers at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, who work to teach him gorilla sounds and habits - but he needs a mother of his own. After he is sent to the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, an older gorilla named Lulu adopts Umande and treats him as if he is her own baby. A Mom For Umande is a touching and endearingly illustrated story about adoption and belonging.