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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 another great children's bedtime story for early elementary and elementary aged children. It's about a bunny saying goodnight to everything in the house. It's very repetitive throughout the story. ( )
  MollyMcConaughey | Mar 17, 2017 |
This is a delightful book for children. A little rabbit is going to bed, and like many little children, puts off sleep by saying goodnight to everything inside and outside the room. This edition has all the text written in both English and Spanish, exposing little children to a secondary language very early on, when they can most easily learn language.
  Segwyne | Mar 17, 2017 |
Goodnight Moon is a good children's book. I would use this book to teach about bedtime and how it is important to sleep. This is an elementary reading level book. ( )
  alexisjm01 | Mar 15, 2017 |
Genre: Poetry book
Age appropriateness: 1-4 years
Review:It is rather a simple story which is about a little bunny in the great green room says good night to every single item in her room, including telephone, a red balloon and cow,three bears toy house, quiet old lady and so on. The content is simple but the illustration is appealing.It is good for a bedtime book.Another distinguishing feature is that the pages alternate between black and white and full color.The book describes a bedtime ritual, more than telling an actual story.
I think it is a poetry book because there is reputation of rhyming.The rhythm is slow and calming, There is repeating, rhythmic, pleasant sounding text that ended with "en" sound. ( )
  kliu16 | Mar 14, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 8, 2017 |
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Goodnight Moon is a good children's book. I would use this book to teach about bedtime and how it is important to sleep. This is an elementary reading level book.

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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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