Jacqueline Rogers Best Friends Sleep Over

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Best Friends Sleep Over

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Glibert's greatly enjoys the events and activities at his first slumber party, yet when it's time to go to bed, he yearns to be with his mother until his friends show him the support he needs to make it through the evening on his own. Original.

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In Rogers's ( The Christmas Pageant ) second solo effort, realism is rather disconcertingly combined with anthropomorphic fantasy: depicted in intricately detailed watercolors, her characters are young jungle creatures who wear boys' clothes and live in bamboo huts filled with tropical flora. When Gilbert Gorilla is invited for a sleep-over date with his best friends (an elephant, a rhino and a crocodile), he's not sure if he can make it through the night without Mama's special goodnight song. Once he arrives at Eddie the elephant's house, Gilbert enjoys a typical sleep-over, complete with rowdy games ("Pin-the-Flies-on-the-Hyena") and a pizza dinner. The story line tends toward the overly sweet: when Gilbert cries for the clown toy he forgot to bring with him, the problem is rather coyly resolved when the gorilla's friend does "something special . . . giving Gilbert his teddy bear." By the time it is "Gilbert's turn to do something special," the word "special" has grown a wee bit precious. Though in the end Gilbert does get by with a little help from his friends, his distress may reaffirm younger readers' fears of sleep-overs. Ages 3-6.
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From Kirkus Reviews:

Gilbert Gorilla is so excited about his elephant friend Eddie's slumber party that he forgets to take along his toy clown, in case he can't fall asleep. All goes well until bedtime- -the four friends (including Ricky Rhino and Conner Crocodile) have a splendid time playing games like ``Pin-the-Flies-on-the- Hyena,'' sharing a pizza, and having a humongous pillow fight. Still, once he's snuggled into his sleeping bag, Gilbert can't restrain his sobs. His friends rally round to comfort him: they play him a special song, Ricky loans him his teddy bear, and by morning everything's fine again. The story holds no surprises- -though it's well told, and making the nurturing friends male is a nice touch--but Rogers's delicate watercolors are enchanting. The expressively rendered animals in their imaginatively patterned pj's are all boy, whether romping, intent on pictures they're drawing, or yawning themselves awake after a late night; there are dozens of intriguing and delightful details to discover. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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