Good Night, Gorilla

Well! How lovely is this, one of my  Blog Reader has made a book suggestions and what a lovely book it is!  Available in both English & German: Good Night Gorilla (Gute Nacht, Gorilla) – Peggy Rathmann

Good Night, Gorilla (Picture Puffin) Gute Nacht, Gorilla!

Here she writes:

Hi Mags,

Ben (16 months now) is loving the “magic” book you gave him, but since a week he’s got a new favourite: Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann. Here’s a brief teaser from the author’s website:

Good night, Gorilla…

Good night, Elephant…

It’s bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep.

Or are they?

Who’s that short furry guy with the mischievous grin?

Good night, Giraffe…

Good night, Hyena…

It’s beautifully drawn on 17 double page spreads and doesn’t need more copy then the ever repeating : “Good night…” But it even got us, the parents, hooked with its funny side stories that are quietly evolving through small details (the ballon goes travelling, the mouse with its banana, etc.).

I can even recommend it for older children 2-3 years, as they can tell the stories themselves and for a change “read” to Mummy and Daddy. Enjoy! 🙂


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