Peggy Rathmann 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, Offıcer 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.’ Peggy Rathmann studied commercial art at the American Academy in Chicago, fine art at the Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, and children's-book writing and illustration at the Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles.
Lovely book for encouraging child to look at pictures and say what's happening that isn't told in text. Fast delivery. Thank you.Published 3 months ago by mrs d pearson
It has not aged and is as lovely now then when first published - a real hit with parents and children alikePublished 13 months ago by Zelie
Actually, there are a few words, but all the action is left to the story-teller. Little gorilla steals the keeper's keys and lets out the other animals one by one in a procession. Read morePublished 21 months ago by LG
I was dubious at first - there are no words! - but after overcoming that apparent problem, found it to be a charming story. Lots for parents and children to love. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Maret Lisa Rehnby
This book really encourages children to look at the pictures. The story is great and the monkey is really cheeky.Published 21 months ago by Liz Jenkins