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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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Goodnight Moon is a book of a boy saying goodnight to everything in his room and everything in sight. The pages gradually get darker as the night goes on and the boy continues to say goodnight.
  Abbyoz | Mar 2, 2015 |
This cute book is a great bedtime story as ( )
  mcnicol_08 | Mar 2, 2015 |
I am i big fan of this particular book for a variety of reasons. I was read this story before bed time at night when I was little so I may be a little bias. However, I find that the pictures are simple enough to not distract the readers from the story and that the language is simple enough for kindergartners and younger to understand!
There is a lot of detail in the pictures, but not too much. It is the perfect mix as to enhance the story, yet not take away from the overall book.
I would recommend this cute little book to anyone with a young child in their lives. Every child wants to be read to or shown how much they matter to someone. Simply read them this story and finish up with a goodnight :) ( )
  lriver5 | Feb 24, 2015 |
Good Night Moon is a very calm, relatable book to young children. The words and the pictures in the book are calming. For the very young children it could also help them learn their objects, since the book does say goodnight too many different everyday objects. But most of all it could be a very calming read right before bed. ( )
  Taylor42 | Feb 22, 2015 |
This has to be one of the best "night time" books there is. The simplicity of the story is matched by the simplicity of the illustrations. The story itself is deliberate and tells a tale, at least to this reader, of a bygone era of quiet nights by the fire before bed. For myself, I have always found comfort from the woman whispering "Shhhh."

My only argument is that this story that has not aged well. The concept of the telephone has changed to the point of being an anachronism, therefore can distract from the message of the story if read by slightly older children. However, it does little to take away from the actual story itself.

This is one of the few stories that my son will sit through in the evenings, just before bed. Some of the material within the story may be dated, but there is a timeless quality to the message. ( )
  pcadig1 | Feb 19, 2015 |
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Brown, Margaret Wiseprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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