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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon (original 1947; edition 1977)

by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)

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Title:Goodnight Moon
Authors:Margaret Wise Brown
Other authors:Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1977), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Miranda's Library
Tags:children's lit, illustrated

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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 perhaps the top children's book of all time. There are few books that are as classic as this one. I love this book because it is a great way to put kids to bed. The book is centered around sleep, which words as a psychological tool to make kids fall asleep and kids love reading it. The book goes around saying goodnight to everything and everyone. This promotes manners as well as friendship among kids. They see the narrator being polite to everyone which carries over to the kids learning about how to be nice to everyone around them. The overall message in this book is to be polite to everyone around you, which is something that it does not say, yet implies in the text. ( )
  Conor_Thackston | Oct 17, 2016 |
Shows bunny rabbit saying goodnight to everything around him, including his surroundings. listing everything in a house and in a room
  Jennamg123 | Oct 13, 2016 |
"Goodnight Moon," is a cute book. The book is all about telling everything goodnight before going to bed. The book rhymes and I like it because it gets small children to think about rhyming words. The book is also really cute because it shows a child saying goodnight to everything around them before going to bed. The book is an older book so the pictures are a little outdated, but I think that it does a good job showing how children are. Children do this all the time when they don't want to go to bed. This book is very cute though. ( )
  Emorrison | Oct 13, 2016 |
I enjoyed reading the book Goodnight Moon as a kid and I still enjoy it. It’s a little harder to relate as an adult since there is no plot line or characters. However, I still like this book because of its repetitive rhyming throughout the book. For example, "moon and room" and "bears and chairs." The rhyming kept me engaged by guessing what the next word would be. The language is extremely catchy. Another reason I liked this book was for its illustrations and personification. The bunny in the book says goodnight to everything in his room until he eventually falls asleep. I also love the line “the cow jumping over the moon.” As you turn the page the illustrations keep getting darker and darker, showing that the night is continuing on as the reader says goodnight to all the different objects. The overall idea of this book is an enjoyable bedtime story to be read. ( )
  charlotteduncan | Oct 4, 2016 |
The writing style of this book encompasses short phrases and 2-3 word sentences. The book is easy for early readers to understand because the short phrases and illustrations are pointed so that the reader can decode the word easily if they struggle with it. ( )
  AnsleighMcKenzie | Oct 2, 2016 |
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In the great green room
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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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