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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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This is a good poetry book because it uses rhyme and repetition. This is a good book for children because the illustrations pair nicely with the words and children can easily follow along with this book.
  emilystrong | Nov 25, 2014 |
A rabit says goodnight to everything in room even the moon. I love the bright colors use and the black white. Goodnight moon helps children who have difficulty falling asleep. Therefore, I would not use in a classroom but recommend it to parents to read to their children. ( )
  rwoody | Nov 24, 2014 |
This book goes through a bed time routine of what most children would say "goodnight" to.
I like it because it is very relate-able to children and their everyday lives.
I would say this book is good for children 2 grade and above,
  AmyGelle | Nov 22, 2014 |
"Goodnight Moon" is a classic bedtime story, where a young rabbit says goodnight to things that are inside of his bedroom. He also says goodnight to the moon, the stars, and the air outside of his window before falling asleep. This book would be fitting to read to young children before they go to bed at night and could encourage them to make a ritual out of saying goodnight to things in their own room before they fall asleep. The book has simple text, with rhyming words following repetitions of the word “goodnight.” The illustrations in this book switch from colored pictures of the rabbit’s room to black and white illustrations of individual objects in his room on alternating sets of pages. The illustrations of the rabbit’s room are cleverly created. The young rabbit’s room gets darker, the moon rises higher in the sky outside the window, and the fire in the fireplace gets lower with each subsequent illustration, until the final page, in which the young rabbit has fallen asleep. These illustrations and the soothing, rhyming text combine to create a story that is almost certain to help make children sleepy before going to bed and to become a must-read bedtime story. The last page reads, “Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.” I love the simplicity of this story. Overall, the “big idea” of this book is to help young children who are going to bed bring closure to their day. It helps children who have a hard time going to bed say goodnight to their favorite objects inside their room. The idea is calming and may even become a simple routine. ( )
  kflach1 | Nov 21, 2014 |
This book uses rhyming to describe a room and what is inside. It then goes on to wish goodnight to all the things inside the room.

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I love the colors used in the book. These colors will attract young readers. The rhyme scheme is simple and fun. This story can used at bedtime.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. In the classroom, make a list of words and have the children match a word that rhymes.
2. You can also have the children create their own short rhyming poem. ( )
  angela.knox | Nov 11, 2014 |
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In the great green room
There was a telephone
Goodnight 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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