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Good night, Gorilla / Peggy Rathmann.

Rathmann, Peggy. (Author).
Book Book (c1994.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 19 x 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1994.
17 of 21 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 current hold with 21 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 0399224459 :
Summary: An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
Citation: Rathmann, Peggy. "Good night, Gorilla." New York : Putnam, 1994.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 1994 March #2
    Universally understandable subject matter and a narrative conveyed almost entirely through pictures mark this as an ideal title for beginners. A zookeeper makes his nightly rounds, bidding good night to a gorilla, a lion, a giraffe and so on. He doesn't know that the gorilla has procured his keys and is unlocking each animal's cage; a jungly crowd files quietly behind the keeper as he walks home and crawls into bed. When his wife says, ``Good night, dear,'' seven voices reply, ``Good night,'' and it's up to the missus to return the mischievous menagerie. Although Rathmann's illustrations lack the artistic ingenuity she displayed in Ruby the Copycat and Bootsie Barker Bites , the author/artist connects with her audience on several levels. Children can identify with the animals, who have toys in their cages (the elephant has a plush Babar) and resist being left alone in their ``rooms'' all night; they will also enjoy some minor subplots. Some details prove questionable (for example, one overdrawn visage of Mrs. Zookeeper seems blurry, particularly because she's rendered with a few simple lines elsewhere), yet these considerations take a back seat to Rathmann's comic exuberance. Ages 3-6. ( Apr. ) Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1994 July
    PreS-Gr 1-A mischievous little gorilla lifts the zoo keeper's keys on the first page of this sparely worded picture book. The brightly colored illustrations basically tell the entertaining story as the gorilla tags along behind the man, gleefully freeing all of the other animals, who then follow him single file into his neat little house. It is his unruffled wife who, without disturbing her sleepy husband, calmly returns the creatures to their cages. Even she, however, does not notice the wily gorilla, who, still in possession of the keys, returns to the house, slips into the big bed, and curls up contentedly between the people for the night. A clever, comforting bedtime story.-Jan Shepherd Ross, Dixie Elementary Magnet School, Lexington, KY Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

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