A practically perfect book in the most sensible format.
At bedtime, the little gorilla cleverly grabs the zookeeper's keys and frees a parade of animals to follow the keeper home to bed. The zookeeper's wife returns them all—or does she?
This oversize board book edition, also known as lap sized board book, provides the perfect dual reading environement for this nearly wordless story.
The big board book format allows readers to share in the experience as you create your own words and sounds telling the story together. The larger images help young readers look for clues and the the book can be laid flat and manipulated by toddlers without concern about destroying the delicate pages of traditional picture books. All essential features for a book that is guaranteed to be enjoyed over and over again.
Truly a classic gift of and for the ages!
In a book economical in text and simple in illustrations, the many amusing, small details, as well as the tranquil tome of the story, make this an outstanding picture book. -- The Horn Book, starred review
"The amiable cartoon characters, vibrant palette, and affectionate tone of the author's art recall Thatcher Hurd's cheerful illustrations. Delightful."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A clever, comforting bedtime story. -- School Library Journal, starred review