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Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Good Night, Gorilla

by Peggy Rathmann

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A fun picture book showing a zoo guard saying good night to all the animals and the gorilla with the cage keys unlocking all the doors. The zoo animals follow the guard home and go to bed in his bedroom.....
  CECC9 | Jun 24, 2018 |
While locking up the zoo, the zookeeper says goodnight to the gorilla. However, the mischievous gorilla does not want to go to sleep. The gorilla follows the zookeeper as he locks up the other animals and lets them out of their cages. Once home, the zookeeper realizes that the animals have followed him home and takes them back to the zoo; however, a few animals sneak back into the zookeeper's home and they all fall asleep. This text can be used during science instruction by focusing on the specific animals that live in the zoo and their related food chain. Due to the text's vibrant colors, I would assume that this book is intended for kindergarten to 2nd graders. ( )
  K.Luna | Apr 30, 2018 |
I enjoyed reading this book because this book is something that you wonder would happen in a zoo when it is time to close. The zoo keeper lock all the cages and says goodnight to all of the animals. The gorilla plays games and does not go to sleep. The gorilla steals the Zookeepers keys and unlocks all of the animals cages. They follow the zoo keeper home and the zoo keepers wife takes the animals back to the zoo. The book uses very detailed images and students can form their own storyline from the images. ( )
  MiriamHailey | Apr 20, 2018 |
This book was super cute. I loved the zoo keeper and how he spent his night locking all the cages to the animals and saying good noght to every single animal. The best part is when the zoo keeper does not realize that the gorilla hastaken his keys and let everyone out so they can all head to his house. ( )
  Rmendez11 | Apr 19, 2018 |
This book begins when it is bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. As you go through the pages you see that the gorilla tends to play jokes and pass time to not go to sleep. This book has notable features such as vibrant and descriptive illustrations. I would use this book as an instructional application to allow the students to create their own story by viewing the illustrations. ( )
  lhoanzl | May 1, 2017 |
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I especially like this book because of its humor. This book can be integrated into a lesson about animals (gorillas) or a nighttime.
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For Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McQuaid, and all their little gorillas
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Good night, Gorilla.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0399230033, Board book)

"Good night, Gorilla," says the weary watchman as he walks by the gorilla cage on his nightly rounds at the zoo. The gorilla answers by quietly pickpocketing the guard's keys, stealthily trailing him, and unlocking the cages of every animal the oblivious fellow bids goodnight to. Looking much like an exhausted father, the uniformed guard traipses home toward his cottage, while the lonely zoo animals softly parade behind him. The animals manage to slip into his bedroom and nestle unnoticed near his sleepy wife--until the bold little gorilla goes so far as to snuggle up beside her as she turns out the light. Author and illustrator Peggy Rathmann (creator of the Caldecott-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria) relies more on the nuances of her jewel-toned pictures than on words to pace this giggly bedtime story, making it perfect for observant preschoolers. In one inky-black spread, Rathmann lets only the shocked, wide-open eyes of the guard's wife tell us that the gorilla has been detected! Tiny details such as the faithful, banana-toting mouse and sky-bound pink balloon that appear in each picture keep this book fresh, magical, and fun--even after countless bedtime readings. (Baby to preschool) --Gail Hudson

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An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

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