Cover image for Good night, Gorilla
Title:
Good night, Gorilla
Author:
Rathmann, Peggy.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Weston, Conn.] : Weston Woods : Scholastic, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (approximately 8 min.) : 1 7/8 ips, analog + 1 book (1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 22 cm)
Summary:
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.2 1 Quiz: 21914 Guided reading level: LB.
ISBN:
9781555924249

9780698116498

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Summary

"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


Author Notes

Peggy Rathmann is the author of a number of books for children, including the Caldecott Medal winning Officer Buckle & Gloria and the highly acclaimed Good Night, Gorilla . Ms. Rathmann lives and works in San Francisco with her husband, John Wick.


Reviews 6

Booklist Review

Ages 4-6. In this limited-word picture book, a gorilla follows the zookeeper as he says good-night to his charges. What the zookeeper doesn't know is that the mischievous gorilla has snatched his keys and is letting out the animals almost as fast as the zookeeper can lock them up. The animals follow him to his house and into the bedroom, where, in an amusing pitch-black spread, a pair of worried wide-open eyes let the zookeeper's wife know that she and her husband are not alone. Jaunty four-color artwork carries the story and offers more with every look. ~--Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

"Universally understandable subject matter and a narrative conveyed almost entirely through pictures mark this as an ideal title for beginners," said PW. Ages 2-6. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

A precocious gorilla tiptoes behind a sleepy, unobservant zookeeper unlocking each animal's cage. The parade of animals follows the zookeeper home for a good night's sleep. Brahms' Lullaby accompanies this delightful animated video based on the 1994 Peggy Rathman book. Ages 4-8. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Ages 4-6. In this limited-word picture book, a gorilla follows the zookeeper as he says good-night to his charges. What the zookeeper doesn't know is that the mischievous gorilla has snatched his keys and is letting out the animals almost as fast as the zookeeper can lock them up. The animals follow him to his house and into the bedroom, where, in an amusing pitch-black spread, a pair of worried wide-open eyes let the zookeeper's wife know that she and her husband are not alone. Jaunty four-color artwork carries the story and offers more with every look. ~--Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

"Universally understandable subject matter and a narrative conveyed almost entirely through pictures mark this as an ideal title for beginners," said PW. Ages 2-6. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

A precocious gorilla tiptoes behind a sleepy, unobservant zookeeper unlocking each animal's cage. The parade of animals follows the zookeeper home for a good night's sleep. Brahms' Lullaby accompanies this delightful animated video based on the 1994 Peggy Rathman book. Ages 4-8. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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