Goodnight, Baby Animals, You’ve Had a Busy Day

  • Written by Karen B. Winnick
  • Illustrated by Laura Watkins
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., January 24, 2017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805098839; hardcover
  • Ages and Grades: 2 - 5; Preschool - K

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Meet six wild baby animals in this read-aloud storybook collection. Playful baby tigers, elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses, pandas, and gorillas love to explore their natural habitats. But when the dashing, splashing, munching, and crunching are done, it’s time for sleep. After all, every baby animal has to rest! With its depiction of true-to-life animal behavior, this treasury of original stories is perfect for sharing with any toddler who’s (almost) ready to say good night.

Good Night, Baby Animals, You’ve Had a Busy Day has six stories about baby animals in the wild.

Can you:

  • Romp around like a tiger baby
  • Move your pretend trunk like a baby elephant
  • Stretch your neck high like a baby giraffe
  • Show bravery like a rhino baby
  • Eat all of your veggies at dinner like a hungry panda
  • Play, play, play like a baby gorilla

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“Six fun-filled stories featuring six adorable wild baby animals fill the pages of this amiable book. Ideal for bedtime, Winnick’s latest introduces young readers to the playful world of baby tigers, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, pandas, and gorillas. ” ―Booklist

“Can Baby Panda get himself unstuck from the bamboo thicket? What will Baby Gorilla discover during her family’s trek up the mountain? There’s just enough dramatic tension to keep the pages turning without riling up any soon-to-be sleepers.” ―Publishers Weekly

“A good first chapter book that would make a soothing and comforting bedtime story.” ―School Library Journal