Good Night, Gorilla

We found this to be the perfect book for a very young Harry. It might have been the way Grandma read it, the theatrical intake of breath when the interloping animals are discovered, but Harry requested the book again and again, and again …

Good Night, Gorilla


Peggy Rathmann

Putnam 2002

When the Gorilla gets his hands on Zookeeper’s keys he can help all the other animals to go on a little expedition to the  Zookeeper’s cottage; it’s so comfy there! Mrs Zookeeper is not impressed. The climax of the book has a black page with a pair of astonished white eyes; hilarious!

Charming story, lots of animals to identify, much detail to look at, very funny, plenty of opportunity for some play-acting too. It’s easy to see why this book has won many awards since it was first printed in 1994.



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