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Peggy Rathmann

  • 5 stars across 1 book
    Peggy Rathmann's first children's book, Ruby the Copycat, turned an embarrassing personal incident into a well-received story and earned the "most promising new author" distinction in the 1991 Cuffies Awards. Her second book, Good Night, Gorilla, was an American Library Association Notable Children's Book and her third title, Officer Buckle and Gloria, allowed Rathmann to walk off with the Caldecott Medal in 1996. Good Night Gorilla was inspired by Peggy's love for gorillas, "I wanted to teach sign language to gorillas, but after taking a class in signing, I realized what I'd rather do was draw pictures of gorillas".
    22nd May 2012

    Good Night Gorilla

    The ultimate bedtime read from the award-winning author of The Day the Babies Crawled Away. `Good night, Gorilla,' say... More

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      Good Night Gorilla

      There are minimal words to read but the plot is so fun that you just add your own descriptions while reading to your kids. The gorilla opens up the ga...

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      Good Night Gorilla

      My oldest who is nearly 3 loves this book! Her favourite part is when all the animals say goodnight when the zookeeper goes to bed. It is a lovely fu...