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Goodnight Songs: Illustrated by Twelve…

Goodnight Songs: Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists

by Margaret Wise Brown

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This collection of children's songs is such a gem. I read the author's note in the beginning of the book, (as well as the book of course,) and it was so cool to learn how this particular collection was discovered in Margaret Wise Brown's home collections that she never published when she was alive. The illustrations of this book, are so dreamy. The songs are whimsical, graceful, and enchanting. I especially liked the one about "The Man in the Moon When He Was a Boy."
  Andrea_LaLonde | Aug 12, 2016 |
This wonderful book by Margaret Wise Brown is a collection of poems that were discovered in Brown's barn over 20 years ago. Except for three of the poems, they were all unpublished and were found with music scores to go along with the words. The poems are lullabies and perfect for younger children. Each poem is accompanied by a picture that was done by an award winning illustrator. The pictures bring Margaret Wise Brown's words to life! The book is also accompanied by a CD that creates a soundscape of serenity and hushed wonder. "Goodnight Songs" follow the theme of goodnight, even though some of the characters aren't sleeping. (Brown is also the loved author of "Goodnight, Moon.") I loved everything about this book -- the lullabies, the illustrations and the folk artsy type of music on the CD. It's great to read by yourself, have it read to you or listen to the CD. ( )
  Kerri.York | Jul 13, 2016 |
This is a post-humus collection of poems from Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by 12 different artists. It was very well put together and enjoyable to read. I think it would be a great bed-time story book, and the rhymes and repetition were enjoyable.
The theme is sleep and bed time, which as a college student, are two of my favorite things.
The artists used a variety of elements and mediums, which kept each page fresh and interesting.
  kitsunek8 | Mar 18, 2016 |
This is a collection of poems that Margaret Wise Brown had begun to compile and compose. They were placed together in this collection. They follow simple, easy to follow and memorize formats that are sweet yet nonsensical at times. I illustrations, created by 12 various artists, are done with care and help the reader create an image of what is happening in the verse. ( )
  TashaWhite | Feb 8, 2016 |
The theme of this story was animals and that it’s ok to be alone once and awhile.
  angoneal | Dec 6, 2015 |
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A previously unpublished collection of twelve lullabies, illustrated by contemporary, award-winning artists including Jonathan Bean, Sophie Blackall, Renata Liwska, and Dan Yaccarino.

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