Book only, no plush animal left with it. Just as the other reviews have said, this is a delightful book. I always find myself as wrapped up in watching the animals sneak into the zookeepers bed and then his wife having to take them back (well not all, a couple manage to stay warm and cozy in the zookeeper's bed).
My kids wanted to read this every night! It's a hilarious little book about a gorilla who steals the zookeeper's keys and lets all the other animals out. It has no words, so we all got creative with telling the story in our own words.
This is my all-time favorite for a bedtime story! I love the brightly colored pictures and the story is just too cute. The guard at the zoo is on his way home after his shift and the animals are pretty smart cookies. It's the animals adventures with the night watchman and his family. I just can't give the story away-just read it. You'll love it...It's easy enough for a beginning reader to give it a try as well. Fun to act out with some favorite stuffed animals too.
I suggest the other Peggy Rathmann books as well-10 Minutes 'Til Bedtime and Officer Buckle and Gloria. They are all based around the town of Napville. 10 Minutes takes you on the furry little creatures Bedtime Tour. Officer Buckle and Gloria is a safety book with Safety Tip # 101 Always Stick With Your Buddy! Highly recommend!!
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
How darn cute. My daughter laughed every time!