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In Conversation with Faith Goldstein, Debut Picture Book Author of “Gorillas’ Night Out”

Hey there!

Our guest today is a children’s picture book, “Gorillas’ Night Out,” published by Indigo River Publishing, was released on January 2019. This wonderful picture book is about four gorillas who escape from the zoo one night in pursuit of the ultimate night out.

If you love meaningful picture books, vibrant colorsand beautiful illustrations, this is an interview which you will definitely want to listen. So grab a cup of hot chocolate, tune in and let the conversation begin!


More about the author

Faith Goldstein, author of Gorillas' Night OutPrior to becoming an author, Faith Goldstein was a Kindergarten teacher. After having her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of writing children’s books.

“Gorillas’ Night Out” is an award-winning book, having been recognized as a Gold Medal winner in the Mom’s Choice Awards for children’s books. Additionally, it is 5-star reviewed by Readers’ Favorite.

Faith loves making author visits to schools and preschools, where she gets the opportunity to be back in the classroom, sharing Gorillas’ Night Out with students.

In her spare time, Faith loves spending time with her two highly energetic sons, Brandon (11) and Max (6).

Faith plans on writing more children’s books in the future.

Gorillas’ Night Out

Gorillas' Night Out by Faith GoldsteinA gregarious gorilla named Pete and his gorilla companions who live in the zoo are bored and tired of doing the same old thing night after night, so they sneak out in search of an adventure that is sure to excite. Mischief and “monkey business” ensue on the gorillas’ unforgettable midnight escapade through the city.On their quest for fun they go shopping at the most lavish clothing store in town, followed by a visit to an old-fashioned ice cream where they feast on every flavor of the finest ice cream. But, the gorillas’ adventure is cut short when they are discovered monkeying around in a gymnasium by the night watchman. Will the gorillas find a way to get back to the zoo before morning? Gorillas’ Night Out is a humorous tale about just how far a gorilla will go in pursuit of the ultimate night on the town.

Did you know you can now get Gorillas’ Night Out for kindle???? Get your copy today!!!


In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast

  • Introduction to first-time children’s books author, Faith Goldstein
  • Her debut picture book, Gorillas’ Night Out
  • What inspired Faith to write this book?
  • What has been her reader’s reactions to this book?
  • What kind of discussion families can have after reading Gorillas’ Night Out?
  • What is Faith currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights


A big Thank you to Faith Goldstein for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing book to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day😆


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