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Good Night, Gorilla
Contributor(s): Rathmann, Peggy (Author), Rathmann, Peggy (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0698116496     ISBN-13: 9780698116498
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2000
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Annotation: The zookeeper thinks it's the same old bedtime routine, but all bets are off when a furry little ape gets hold of the keys. Practically wordless yet full of expressive art and hilarious detail, this classic, now in paperback, is sure to become a beloved part of children's own bedtime rituals. Full color.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Zoos
- Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
Dewey: E
LCCN: 92029020
Age Level: 2-5
Grade Level: Preschool-K
Lexile Measure: 50 BR (Beginning Reading)
Series: Picture Puffin Books
Physical Information: 0.13" H x 8.5" W x 7" (0.23 lbs) 40 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Indies Choice Book Awards, Finalist, Picture Bk Hall of Fame, 2010
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/15/2000 pg. 119
 
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Publisher Description:
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

 
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