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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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I had mixed feelings about the book “Goodnight Moon”. Even though “Goodnight Moon” is a classic book I do not think that children will be fully interested in the book. One aspect I did like was the writing. It flowed together nicely. “And there were three little bears sitting on chairs, and two little kittens and a pain of mittens”. An aspect that I had mixed feelings about was the illustrations. Some of the illustrations were in black and white and did not fill up the whole page but others filled up the entire page and were written in color. I think that children do not like black and white pictures because it does not appeal to them. The big idea of this story is to help children go to sleep. ( )
  amulve2 | Oct 16, 2014 |
This was my favorite book as a child. I loved the pictures. This would be a fun book to have a beginner reader start out with. The characters in the book, the rabbits, make it fun and entertaining for the audience. I would read this to students during a poetry unit. ( )
  dtolton93 | Oct 4, 2014 |
Goodnight Moon

I liked the book, Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown. The big idea in this book is the gentle way that the main character, a bunny, goes to sleep for the night. The author chooses to describe the objects that are in and around the bunny’s room. Some of those objects are a house, mouse, cow jumping over the moon, bowl full of mush, and a brush. Then, those objects are told, “good night.” For example, “Good night clocks, good night socks.” I also like the way the illustrator uses alternative pages of colored illustrations and black and white illustrations. The black and white pictures focus on the objects that the bunny is speaking about. When the bunny says good night to the” bowl full of mush,” the picture of mush is in black and white. ( )
  JenniferEckley | Oct 3, 2014 |
The bunny's room is filled with different kind of things. While reading the book you can ask the students to find the items. The book talks about a red ballon so they can try to find the balloon when you read that part. ( )
  thnguyen | Sep 20, 2014 |
Good Night Moon is a wonderful picture book by Margaret Wise Brown. It is a book that is about a mother rabbit tucking her child into bed. They are saying "goodnight" to all the familiar items in the child’s bedroom. Good night red balloon, good night dollhouse, good night cow jumping over the moon[picture on the wall], good night light, good night kittens etc...

I love this book as a calming sleepy time story, read in a hushed voice. Children love it and it is soothing. The text is easily matched to the items depicted by illustrator Clement Hurd. The illustrations are calming as they are drawn in in shadows and moonlit effects.

Story extenders could be discussing the items in the bedroom and what their use is. One of my favorites is to collect similar items, let the children examine them on a tray, cover the tray. Encourage the children to name the items without peeking. The children could also draw a journal page of what is in their own bedroom or what their pretend bedroom looks like. Word of the week: Good Night. The children could bring in a favorite thing from their bedroom and a good night story could be created with each child drawing the item and create a class book including each child's illustration. ( )
  imamarie | Sep 17, 2014 |
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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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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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