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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 book is about a nighttime routine and goes through several of the objects in the room as part of who the character says goodnight to.

This was one of my favorite stories when I was growing up.

1. Students could draw pictures or just discuss what they say goodnight to
2. Students can discuss their nighttime routine and its importance in their lives.
3. Students can compare the environment in the book and their own to see what they are thankful for.
  vhein | Jul 9, 2015 |
Summary: This book is called Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and the illustrator is Clemet Hurd. This book is all about a bunny saying goodnight to his objects in his room.

personal reaction: I think this book is such a good read. Especially at night time when you are tucking your children in for the night. I like that the bunny shows compassion for all of the items around him. Its adorable. Also, it would help a child go to sleep as well.

Classroom extension:
1.) I would have the students think about what they would say goodnight too while they go thought there bedtime routine.
2.) The students can read this book while they take their naps. (Depending on the class age)
  Shelbymac2 | Jul 8, 2015 |
summery: The book is about a rabbit that tells all of his objects good night such as the bears in the chairs and the cow jumping over the moon.

personal reaction:i think that this is a good kids book in the way to get them familiar with objects.

classroom extension ideas:1. Ask the kids who and what they say good night too before bed.
2. Have the kids draw pictures of what they think of when they hear the words such as chair and brush.
  Matthew.Pluff | Jul 7, 2015 |
Love the rhythm and rhyme. Love that the old lady who whispers "hush" does so at the end of a line that leaves you out of air, able only to whisper "hush" yourself. This book is how poetry works. Hypnotic, calming, and exactly right for sending a little one off to sleep.

Seriously. This is my favourite of my son's bedtime books. I feel like I can always improve on my reading of it. ( )
  nrmaharaj | Jun 1, 2015 |
Goodnight Moon is a classic story book and I will always love it. One of the main reasons I love it is because of the use of rhyming words. For example, "In the great green room there was a telephone and a red balloon and a picture of --the cow jumping over the moon." All of the sentences are very simplistic which is something I also like. For example, "Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon." I also really love the illustrations in this book. When the whole room is shown, the illustrations are in color, but when they focus in on the pictures and other objects around the room, the illustrations are in black and white. It puts the emphasis on the room and also the room starts out lit, but as the story goes on, the room gets darker and darker until the end where the rabbit is asleep in the bed and it ends with, "Goodnight noises everywhere."

There wasn't necessarily a big message in this story, however there was a bit of a big idea. Many children say goodnight to various objects before going to bed and this story emphasizes that. By saying things like, "Goodnight bears. Goodnight chairs," and "Goodnight kittens. Goodnight mittens." the author emphasizes that everything sleeps and that children often will say goodnight to items and objects besides their parent or guardian. ( )
  LexaGoldbeck | May 4, 2015 |
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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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