Baby’s Book of the Week: Good Night, Gorilla


What’s the best book we got from the library this week? One we already own at home! Baby loves the board book Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann, and we found a great big board book version of it at the library. For some reason, this big version is even more fun with its bright, jewel tone colors and easy to turn pages.

goodnightgorillaGood Night, Gorilla follows a zookeeper as he checks in with each animal before heading home for the night. But what he doesn’t realize is that the sneaky gorilla has stolen his keys, let himself out of his cage, and freed all the other animals from their cages! The animals quietly follow the zookeeper out of the zoo and into his house. Everyone snuggles in for the night – until the zookeeper’s wife notices the gorilla sharing her bed!

The book drives some of my relatives crazy because there are hardly any words in the story. They aren’t quite sure how to read it. But Baby loves to read this book over and over and over and over. She gets it! She even laughs at just the right parts!

This Week’s Honorable Mention:

  • Where is Baby’s Pumpkin by Karen Katzwhereisbabyspumpkin

This Halloween book stays in our book basket year round, as Baby loves to lift the flaps. We actually have three copies of this book now! (Which is not a bad thing, since a few of the paper flaps have gotten a bit loved!) The story asks readers to search for Baby’s special pumpkin so she can go trick or treating. “Is it under the leaves?” or “Is it in the closet?” – you’ll have to read the book to find out!


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