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 1994Bulletin Blue Ribbon 1994Horn Book Fanfare 1995 selectionParenting Magazine Best Children's Books of 1994 New York Public Library 1995 Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing In a book ecomical 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
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.