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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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    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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This pre-bedtime story goes through and says goodnight to a lot of the things in the room including the moon.
  mbrandel | May 4, 2016 |
A sweet goodnight story to the moon
  Rachel_Scarborough | Apr 18, 2016 |
This is a night time before bed book. ( )
  lindy_brooke | Apr 12, 2016 |
This book is a great bed time book to read to young children. There isn't really a plot, it just talks about saying good night to all the different objects around the room. ( )
  sarahbranch | Apr 10, 2016 |
This book uses rhyming at the end of each line. The book talks about noises and movement from different things/creatures. Then, ends the story with telling each one of those noises and movements from different things/creatures goodnight. The book was very colorful and had good visuals.

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I enjoyed this book. I think it is one that you would have to make sure you did not read to an older age group because it could be very boring to them, but I think younger students would really enjoy it. I think this would be a great book to use for a nap time story at school.

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1. Have the students talk or write about one specific thing they have to do every night before they go to bed. Just like the rabbit did by saying goodnight to everything before he could go to sleep.
2. The students could write their own poem using the same technique of rhyming the last word on each line like the story did. ( )
  MeganHeinrich | Mar 30, 2016 |
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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0694003611, Board book)

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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