Tuesday, February 15, 2011
E's Pick of the Week - Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
I know most parents have probably already heard of “Good Night, Gorilla”, but E has been having me read it morning, noon and night lately sooo... it’s da-da-DUUUUUN, “E’s Pick of the Week”! “Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann is a simple story about a zookeeper, his wife, and the animals they care for at the neighboring zoo. It’s silly, cute, and full of great illustrations. We use this book as part of our night time routine. It helps settle E down for the night, but it still a little silly to make him giggle. He loves to make a “shocked” noise along with the zookeeper’s wife and giggle with the gorilla when he’s been found out! This book is great for toddlers as it is mostly illustrations and very interactive.
“Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann is available in paperback, hardcover and board book form by Putnam Juvenile. We prefer board book since we have a little guy who can do a number on paper! You can find it everywhere so be sure to support your local bookstore and pick up a copy next time you visit.