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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, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 8 to 10
Interest Level: 2 to 6
Reading Level: 3.1
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.