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Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Good Night, Gorilla (edition 1996)

by Peggy Rathmann (Author)

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An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
Title:Good Night, Gorilla
Authors:Peggy Rathmann (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (1996), Edition: Brdbk, 32 pages
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Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann


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Sweet and gentle story with very few words. Great illustrations and a funny punchline. ( )
  klnbennett | Oct 7, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
This book shows a zookeeper walking through the zoo and finally going home. He is unaware that the zoo animals have escaped their cages and end up following him home. They are brought back to the zoo by his wife and put back in their cages once she realizes they are in the house. The gorilla ends up following her home again. The gorilla sneaks into bed with the family and sleeps there with them. It is a story that young kids might find humorous. ( )
  kylemorgigno | Apr 19, 2020 |
While this picture book has few words, the reader can still clearly follow the story line because of the vivid and animated illustrations. This picture book follows a zookeeper making his night time rounds to every animal in the zoo, and then home to bed. However, when the zoo's gorilla gets a hold of the zookeeper's keys, mischief ensues. ( )
  edt112 | Apr 13, 2020 |
I gave this book a 5/5 rating because it's a wordless picture book about a zookeeper saying goodnight to all the zoo animals. There's a gorilla that takes the zookeeper's key and unlocks the gates for the zoo animals. The zoo keeper is unaware that the zoo animals are following him to his home, which makes the story funny. This is a simple book that children would enjoy to read. ( )
  Efuent2 | Feb 25, 2020 |
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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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