Rogers; a boyfriend, with whom Koko's teachers and caretakers hope she will eventually mate. Koko is also signing all sorts of fresh words and concepts, and she's even painting and helping to write stories she suggests words as her teacher dictates a tale.
Photographer Ronald Cohen has been taking pictures of Koko since , but a few of the ones here are blurry. Even the best shots are not helped by a design that uses overlapping photos and picture borders in various colors. Still, Koko is endlessly fascinating, and the easily digested text is both solid and fun. Ilene Cooper. Tell the Publisher!
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Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Oh, my! What can I say? I have been awed by Koko and Dr. Patterson ever since first reading about them in "Nat'l Geographic" so many years ago.
Had always wanted this book but had never gotten around to getting it until now. I love it! Luke's Church, who helped teach Koko. Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla Foundation said. At birth, she was named Hanabi-ko — Japanese for "fireworks child," because she was born at the San Francisco Zoo on the Fourth of July in She was a western lowland gorilla.
Throughout her life, Koko's abilities made headlines. After she began communicating with humans through American Sign Language, she was featured by National Geographic — and she took her own picture in a mirror for the magazine's cover. That cover came out in , seven years after Koko was chosen as an infant to work on a language research project with the psychologist Francine "Penny" Patterson. In , the magazine profiled the affectionate relationship between the gorilla and her kitten: Koko and All Ball.
In , Koko made a fast friend in comedian Robin Williams, trying on his glasses, showing him around and getting him to tickle her. After a short argument and a poor attempt from Garmadon to flirt with her, Koko sadly tells him that she always tried to convince Lloyd to not be embarrassed by who his father was but now she regrets it before walking away. When Garmadon and the Ninja arrive at his childhood home, Garmadon tells Lloyd about how he met and fell in love with his mother who was a warrior called The Lady Iron Dragon and how they fought on wars, got married and had Lloyd.
The family was happy until Koko realized that she didn't want her son to follow on Garmadon's footsteps so she left him and moved with an infant Lloyd to Ninjago. Koko is later seen among the citizens of Ninjago when Lloyd takes off his hood and reveals to everyone he is the Green Ninja. She tries to stop him from approaching Meowthra but is stopped by Master Wu.
After Meowthra spits out Garmadon Koko rushes to Lloyd and the two embrace while Lloyd apologizes to his mother for not appreciating her enough. Master Wu reveals that sometime after that Koko and Nya opened a martial arts school where they and Lloyd teach Garmadon's former generals.
She is last seen with Lloyd and Garmadon having dinner at a restaurant, having reconciled with her estranged husband. Misako seems to be very happy and enthusiastic, trying her best to help her son blend in with the other students at his school, despite the fact that Lloyd is Lord Garmadon 's son. She is a kind-hearted mother who always looks out for her son. When Garmadon belittles Lloyd and makes him go rogue through Ninjago City, Koko confronts Garmadon at his volcano base.
Lloyd's devoted mom, Koko is smart, strong, and independent. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Koko's Kitten Rise and Shine. Francine Patterson. In stock on October 2, Koko's Story Scholastic. Conversations With a Signing Gorilla. Customers who bought this item also bought. Register a free business account. Noted science writer McNulty presents the tale of her first encounter, in , with Koko who was only five at the time.
The brief story, accompanied by soft watercolors, is an endearing picture book introduction to the gorilla that learned sign language and could communicate with her scientist-keepers. Koko's vitality and lovable personality are vividly presented in prose that, though relatively simple, never dilutes the excitement of the gorilla's accomplishments or the importance of animal research. McNulty includes an afterword on endangered gorillas.
All ages. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Grade McNulty first learned about Koko, the gorilla that speaks using sign language, in ; this book is an ac count of her meeting with the then five- year-old Koko and her scientist care taker, Penny Patterson.
McNulty does an exceptionally fine job of capturing the anticipation, fear, and excitement of her visit with Koko, and of convey ing her respect for this unique creature. By continually making comparisons be tween humans and apes, McNulty in troduces basic information about the life and development of gorillas.
She closes with a plea for humans to in crease their understanding of animals and thereby ensure the safety of endan gered species.Koko is perhaps the best known gorilla in the world because of her sign language and artistic abilities, her relationships with kittens, and a considerable amount of worldwide media since she was a baby.