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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 available in a hardcover for little hands to grasp and turn pages. one of my favorite little nap time books ( )
  Jenni-butner | Feb 18, 2017 |
Goodnight moon a great bedtime story. Amazing for teaching children about items in the bedroom, for example, goodnight teddy bear! Great illustrations and simple sentences make this a great book for children 2-5. ( )
  augustaspors | Feb 18, 2017 |
This children's book helps young children develop the concept of going to sleep. As the bunny is about to go to sleep, is says "goodnight" to everything in the room. The bunny says goodnight to the kittens, his room, the moon, bears, clocks, and the socks. As the rabbit goes around the room, he says goodnight and knows that he will see his belongings in the morning. This bedtime story is a good way for children to wind down at the end of the day. ( )
  AllisonBaier | Feb 16, 2017 |
Summary:
The story begins describing the things that are in the little bunny’s room. The story continues to describe a part of the bunny’s goodnight ritual which includes saying goodnight to everything in the bunny’s room. One of the many things he says goodnight to include the old lady who says hush. The bunny pointing out this lady is a good example of the authority figure that the old lady has and when the bunny finally says goodnight to the old lady he is finally coming to the conclusion that even though he does not want to go to sleep he knows he needs to

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This book was always a big part of my childhood, as my parents read it to me often because I was always having trouble falling asleep. Even today as an adult the things this book expresses with the bunny going to bed make it a little more peaceful to know sometimes you just have to accept the things that are out of your control.

Extensions:
1. Ask the children what their bedtime routine is
2. See what other things or example of animals that the children can come up with that might be a distraction at night time
  caitlynf | Feb 12, 2017 |
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Primary
Review:
In this book, a bunny is about to go to sleep and is saying goodnight to everything in his room. He is even saying goodnight to the stars and the moon outside of his window.
This is fantasy because there is a bunny saying goodnight to everything in his room. Everything in the house looks like a typical human house, but the bunnies are the only differences. The child bunny who is saying goodnight, and the mother bunny who is saying "shush".
Use:
1) What does everyone say goodnight too
2) Discuss why there are a night and day, and how that happens with the rotation of the Earth
Illustration Media: Computer Edited Pictures? ( )
  Josh17 | Feb 9, 2017 |
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In the great green room
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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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