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Good Night, Gorilla
Good Night Gorilla
Author: Peggy Rathmann
"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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590535984
ISBN-10: 0590535986
Publication Date: 1/1994
Pages: 34
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Good Night, Gorilla on + 3352 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Book only, no plush animal left with it. Just as the other reviews have said, this is a delightful book. I always find myself as wrapped up in watching the animals sneak into the zookeepers bed and then his wife having to take them back (well not all, a couple manage to stay warm and cozy in the zookeeper's bed).
reviewed Good Night, Gorilla on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
My kids wanted to read this every night! It's a hilarious little book about a gorilla who steals the zookeeper's keys and lets all the other animals out. It has no words, so we all got creative with telling the story in our own words.
Cordelia avatar reviewed Good Night, Gorilla on + 153 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is my all-time favorite for a bedtime story! I love the brightly colored pictures and the story is just too cute. The guard at the zoo is on his way home after his shift and the animals are pretty smart cookies. It's the animals adventures with the night watchman and his family. I just can't give the story away-just read it. You'll love it...It's easy enough for a beginning reader to give it a try as well. Fun to act out with some favorite stuffed animals too.

I suggest the other Peggy Rathmann books as well-10 Minutes 'Til Bedtime and Officer Buckle and Gloria. They are all based around the town of Napville. 10 Minutes takes you on the furry little creatures Bedtime Tour. Officer Buckle and Gloria is a safety book with Safety Tip # 101 Always Stick With Your Buddy! Highly recommend!!
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Helpful Score: 1
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
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Helpful Score: 1
How darn cute. My daughter laughed every time!
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reviewed Good Night, Gorilla on + 12 more book reviews
My little nephew (14 months) loved this book! He had me read it to him again and again. It's a really cute little story about a bunch of animals that follow a zoo keeper home at night. Obviously this is a board book, so I didn't expect the story to be complex at all, but it is VERY simple and mostly pictures and one or two word sentences. Very cute for a little one.
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we love it! so cute for the little ones.
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Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. I think my 7 month old baby did too.
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I love the simplicity of the book,
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Very little text. Charming story for bedtime. A good snuggling book.