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Peggy Rathmann

Good Night, Gorilla (Paperback)

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&quot;Good night, Gorilla&quot;, says the zookeeper. But the mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookeeper on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages. Little night owls can sneak along with Gorilla and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous goodnight romp. Full color. &quot;Good night, Gorilla,&quot; says the zookeeper. But mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookeeper on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages. Little night owls can sneak along with Gorilla and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous goodnight romp. Practically wordless yet full of expressive art and hilarious, adorable detail, this book from Caldecott Medal winning author Peggy Rathmann is sure to become a beloved part of children's own bedtime rituals. <p></p> <b>ALA Notable Children's Book for 1994<br />Bulletin Blue Ribbon 1994<br />Horn Book Fanfare 1995 selection<br /><i>Parenting Magazine</i> &quot;Best Children's Books of 1994&quot;<br /><i>New York Public Library</i> 1995 &quot;Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing&quot;</b> <p></p>&quot;In a book economical in text and simple in illustrations, the many amusing, small details, as well as the tranquil tome of the story, make this an outstanding picture book.&quot; -- <i>The Horn Book</i>, starred review <p></p>&quot;The amiable cartoon characters, vibrant palette, and affectionate tone of the author's art recall Thatcher Hurd's cheerful illustrations. Delightful.&quot;-- <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review <p></p>&quot;A clever, comforting bedtime story.&quot; -- <i>School Library Journal</i>, starred review <p></p>&quot;Jaunty four-color artwork carries the story and offers more with every look.&quot; -- <i>Booklist</i>

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"Good night, Gorilla", says the zookeeper. But the mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookeeper on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages. Little night owls can sneak along with Gorilla and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous goodnight romp. Full color. "Good night, Gorilla," says the zookeeper. But mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookeeper on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages. Little night owls can sneak along with Gorilla and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous goodnight romp. Practically wordless yet full of expressive art and hilarious, adorable detail, this book from Caldecott Medal winning author Peggy Rathmann is sure to become a beloved part of children's own bedtime rituals.

ALA Notable Children's Book for 1994
Bulletin Blue Ribbon 1994
Horn Book Fanfare 1995 selection
Parenting Magazine "Best Children's Books of 1994"
New York Public Library 1995 "Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"

"In a book economical in text and simple in illustrations, the many amusing, small details, as well as the tranquil tome of the story, make this an outstanding picture book." -- The Horn Book, starred review

"The amiable cartoon characters, vibrant palette, and affectionate tone of the author's art recall Thatcher Hurd's cheerful illustrations. Delightful."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A clever, comforting bedtime story." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Jaunty four-color artwork carries the story and offers more with every look." -- Booklist"Good night, Gorilla," says the zookeeper. But mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookeeper on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages. Little night owls can sneak along with Gorilla and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous goodnight romp. Practically wordless yet full of expressive art and hilarious, adorable detail, this book from Caldecott Medal winning author Peggy Rathmann is sure to become a beloved part of children's own bedtime rituals.

ALA Notable Children's Book for 1994
Bulletin Blue Ribbon 1994
Horn Book Fanfare 1995 selection
Parenting Magazine "Best Children's Books of 1994"
New York Public Library 1995 "Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"


"In a book economical in text and simple in illustrations, the many amusing, small details, as well as the tranquil tome of the story, make this an outstanding picture book." -- The Horn Book, starred review

“The amiable cartoon characters, vibrant palette, and affectionate tone of the author’s art recall Thatcher Hurd’s cheerful illustrations. Delightful.”-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A clever, comforting bedtime story." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Jaunty four-color artwork carries the story and offers more with every look." -- Booklist

Specifications

Age Range
3 - 6 Years
Language
English
Series Title
Picture Puffin Books
Publisher
Penguin Young Readers Group
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
40
Author
Peggy Rathmann
Title
Good Night, Gorilla
ISBN-13
9780698116498
Publication Date
May, 2000
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.00 x 8.50 x 0.13 Inches
ISBN-10
0698116496

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A hands-down favorite ...

A hands-down favorite with each of my three kids! There is so much detail in this little book--we love matching the keys to the cages, looking for the ballon growing ever smaller on each cage, seeing which toy each animal has ("Hey! Babar!"), and especially Mrs. Zookeeper's big eyes. This book is a must-have in every toddler's library.

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My 2 year old loves this book! Wish it was a little bigger and studier.

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Peggy Rathmanns use o...

Peggy Rathmann's use of humor entertains both child and adult in this cute bedtime story. The board book is easily handled by toddlers and the antagonistic gorilla is laugh-out -loud funny to the last page! The tired zookeeper says good night to all the animals as he leaves the zoo. Little does he know, the sneaky gorilla has swiped his keys and is following him, unlocking animals' cages in the process. The zookeeper gets home (unknowingly with all the animals in tow), falls into bed and is bid good night by his half-asleep wife who reaches to turn out the light above the bed. When she hears all of the animals respond "good night" to her she turns back on the light and marches them all back to the zoo. On her way home, she is followed by the gorilla and his mouse friend, who is still carrying the keys and looking at and signaling for the reader to be quiet. The book ends with the gorilla and mouse sleeping in bed between the zookeeper and his wife. All the animals are drawn soft and cuddly looking, so even the hyena looks like an animal a child would want to cuddle up with. The pictures are full-page and done in bright, yet soft colors. The text is limited to everyone saying "good night" to each other and is not found on every page. This book would be best read to pre-K children, although the adults I have shared it with get a kick out of it too.

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Gorilla is up to no go...

Gorilla is up to no good from the start. He takes the keys from the zoo guard and as the guard says good night to each creature, gorilla unlocks the cages of each animal that has been passed and said good night to. Eventually all the animals end up in the bedroom of the guard and his wife. When she finally wakes up and has to take all the animals back to their cages. -A great funny story for kids to laugh about animals -Great for teaching a lesson in obedience

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Good Night, Gorilla is...

Good Night, Gorilla is a humorous book children will love to read. It starts off when the gorilla takes the zookeepers keys and lets out all of the other animals in the zoo, the animals follow the zookeeper back to his bed and weren't discovered until the zookeeper had gone to bed with his wife. The wife takes the animals all the way back to the zoo and puts them to bed. She returns to her husband and says goodnight and everyone is fast asleep. This book has great illustrations and allows the childrens imaginations to soar!

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