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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon (original 1947; edition 1991)

by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)

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Title:Goodnight Moon
Authors:Margaret Wise Brown
Other authors:Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
Info:HarperFestival (1991), Board book, 30 pages
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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (1947)

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    Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (KarenB73)
    KarenB73: zookeeper is locking up the zoo. Goes through the zoo saying goodnight to all the animals. same sing-song rhythm of goodnight moon. makes for a quiet get ready for bed book.
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    The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (KarenB73)
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    Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach (Sandydog1)
    Sandydog1: When the little one is tired of same-o, same-o.

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Book for ages under six. This is a good book for bedtime stories. This could be used in the classroom to start the reading experience.
  rachelpelston | Feb 10, 2016 |
The book has great use of rhyming, which would be great for young readers. This would also be a great book for beginning readers because of the short sentences.
  mackenzie1992 | Feb 9, 2016 |
In my opinion this is a good book. I liked how the story flows smoothly and had rhyming words page after page. It would allow for a class to predict what the next word could be. The language was very patterned, the story began by introducing every object in the room then says goodnight to the objects in the same order they were introduced. I also liked how half of the illustrations were in color and the other half were in black and white. This would allow for a reader to create in their mind what the image would look like with color added. The big idea of this story is the Rabbit’s bedtime routine. He says goodnight to each object before he falls asleep. This would be a great book to read when introducing routines in the classroom or at home. ( )
  JessicaSparacino | Feb 8, 2016 |
I would use this story for kindergarten. I would use it to get children familiar with onset/rime, and phonemes in order to move into phonics. ( )
  ewhite06 | Feb 8, 2016 |
In my opinion, this is a great book for young readers or small children. The language in the book is very repetitive as well as using a lot of site words. Children learning how to read or identify specific rhyming vocabulary would boost their reading confidence. The illustrations assist the visual clues of the story and children can easily identify the different animals as well as the different colors used on the page. The illustrations in the book use very few colors but they are effective for children to retell the story without being able to read exactly what is on the page. This also helps with reading comprehension. The book did not have a main idea or a message because the purpose of the book was to identify the different animals or things that needed to be put to sleep. This traditional literature book sounded like it was being told to the reader rather than read to. The plot is very simple and direct. ( )
  rbiegel | Feb 7, 2016 |
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Hurd, ClementIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In the great green room
There was a telephone
Goodnight moon
Goodnight cow jumping over the moon
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Goodnight Moon is a story about a little rabbit who says "goodnight" to every item in his home. These items include a pair of mittens, a young mouse, a comb, and a bowl full of mush. Illustrations are very simple; many of them are black and white drawings. The book is very short, but perfect for a bedtime story.
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Perhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for--or attempting to postpone--his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." Clement Hurd's illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit's room.

Finding all of the items mentioned throughout the book within the pictures is a good bedtime activity--a reappearing little mouse is particularly pesky. By the end of the little rabbit's goodnight poem, the story has quieted to a whisper, and the drawings have darkened with nightfall. As you turn the last page, you can expect a sleepy smile and at least a yawn or two. (Picture book)

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Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air. On board pages.

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