All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
Lead by example. Let your children see you reading for pleasure in your spare time.
Summary: A Gorilla who follows the zoo keeper around with his keys, setting the animals free so they can go sleep in the zookeeper's bedroom. A cute bedtime book about animals at the zoo and their relationship with the zookeeper...and his wife.
Type of Reading: bedtime story
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 6
Age of Child: Started reading with child when she was 20 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: Toddler loves this book--it is one of his/her favorite bedtime stories. S/he imitates the sounds of the animals and mimics the facial expressions of Mrs. Zoo Keeper.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is an unusual yet fun book because the only words are "Good night." The nuances of the pictures, with lots of detail, play a large role in the story. Toddler still notices new objects after a month of reading it every night. It is a great first book for baby.
Pros: Fun and silly story, great pictures, lovable animals that toddler will want to come sleep in their room!
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is an entertaining book for both toddler and parent.
Other Reviews: See series of Critics Reviews' and reader feedback at www.bn.com (Barnes & Noble). We’re interested in your review. Please enter your Name (and blog in Parenthesis), then copy/paste your post link in the URL field. With a link exchange, we both benefit because interested readers can visit you too!