Good Night Gorilla

Good Night Gorilla

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"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
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2000, c1994
ISBN: 9780698116498
Branch Call Number: P/RAT 4565ch 1


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Jan 31, 2018

This book is fun and cute. It is a book kids, and their parents, will never tire of. It's one of my favorite kids books of all time. :)

PimaLib_JeanSC Jul 18, 2016

This book has few words. Can be retold again and again through its creative and funny illustrations.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

In this wordless story, a weary zookeeper doesn’t notice that he is being followed to bed by a parade of his own zoo animals.

Oct 12, 2015

Great bedtime book. Read with a hushed voice. Knocks my kids out every time.

Aug 04, 2015

Terryn loves this book. She's now 18-month-old.

Adamrose36 May 29, 2014

I read this book to my 7 year old sister she really enjoyed the book. It's a great book with good illustrations on each page. I would definately recommend this book to anyone that likes reading,and has a little sibling to read to.Enjoy reading!

gloriabluestocking Jan 22, 2013

Great illustrations. Look for the balloon and mouse on every page spread. Also see if you notice something in a window as the animals make their way to and from the Zookeeper's house.

Dec 26, 2012

Kids love this book. It always brings a chuckle.

ILoveStorytime Jun 08, 2011

A classic I never get tired of 'reading'.

Dec 16, 2010

A big hit with my two year old grandson. wonderful pictures; adorable gorilla. the dvd is also very popular

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Jul 14, 2012

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