Good Night, Gorilla

Summary:

A gorilla who follows the zoo keeper around with his keys, setting the animals free so they can go sleep in the zookeeper's bedroom.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Fun and silly story, great pictures, lovable animals that toddler will want to come sleep in their room!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Toddler loves this book--it is one of his/her favorite bedtime stories. S/he imitates the sounds of the animals and mimics the facial expressions of Mrs. Zoo Keeper.

Parent Reaction

This is an unusual yet fun book because the only words are "Good night." The nuances of the pictures, with lots of detail, play a large role in the story. Toddler still notices new objects after a month of reading it every night. It is a great first book for baby.

Type of Book:
A cute bedtime book about animals at the zoo and their relationship with the zookeeper...and his wife.
Educational Themes:

With all the subtleties of the illustrations, there is lots to learn: animal identification, life in the zoo, jobs, moods/expressions, going to bed.

Reading Level:
3.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Started reading with child when she was 20 months old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is an entertaining book for both toddler and parent.

Title Good Night, Gorilla
About
Author Peggy Rathmann
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers © 1996
ISBN 0399230033
Material Board Book
Genres Poetry, Humor
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