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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon (original 1947; edition 1991)

by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

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Title:Goodnight Moon
Authors:Margaret Wise Brown
Other authors:Clement Hurd
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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The classic picture book Goodnight Moon is a short board book meant for younger ages (2-5 years old) to read to before bedtime. In this book, the contents of “the great green room” are described in two line rhymes. The second half of the book repeats all of those before mentioned items of the room and said goodnight to. The text is sometimes seen on one page with the illustrations on the page beside it but on other pages the text is shown under the picture and the same is done to the neighboring page. In this board book the pictures are not horrible but it bothers me that some of the illustrations are in color and some are in black and white. I originally picked this book for my library because I remember loving it as a small child but I cannot think of any particularly useful classroom applications. It is an okay book, but it might be better suited for reading between parents or guardians and their children in a home setting before bedtime. ( )
  AbbyMae | Sep 25, 2015 |
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a children's book that is gaged for a younger audience, but all ages could read it. The theme throughout this book is absorbing the things around you by using your senses. A pattern is used by saying goodnight tot everything around before you go to bed. This book is to help children recognize objects.
Goodnight Moon in my opinion is more than saying goodnight to objects in your room for the night, but saying goodnight forever. Ever since I was little I have always had a sad feeling when reading this book. It's so much more than just saying goodnight, but goodbye. The book has a sober tone to it. I find this interesting since this is a classic children's book that many use in their night time routine. Another possible way this book may be taken is a calm quieting book for bedtime.
The illustrations also add to the sober tone of the story. The colors are muted and dull. I never cared for this as a child, yet it was calming and one of my favorites for bedtime.
A teacher may use this book with younger children more, but it can be used for many different ages. Students may disuse how this book may represent different things for them and how they reacted to its meaning. ( )
  manderson20 | Sep 23, 2015 |
This is a classic children's bedtime story with rhyming and simple illustrations. The narrator says goodnight to everything in the room, even the stars and the air. This is a great book for bedtime or if a young reader is learning how to read, it is one they could probably read on their own. A teacher could use this to teach about rhyme to young students because the rhyming in the story is simple and straightforward. ( )
  cpaavola | Sep 23, 2015 |
This classic book is great for young readers, as they are introduced to words and objects in a room. It is a great book for night time as a family, or in a lower level classroom.
  crweiss | Sep 22, 2015 |
GOODNIGHT MOON is a cute story that is easy for a little one that is just beginning to read books to understand. This book is also good for the teaching about rhyming. The pictures in this book are very bold and use a lot of complementary colors that would stand out to children, but they also switch to black and white in between rooms and when zooming in on objects which is interesting. This would also be a good topic to talk about with elementary students and discussing why they choose to switch back and forth. Also the pictures could be easily relatable to your own home. The book is overall about how everything goes to sleep at night. ( )
  CSpear25 | Sep 17, 2015 |
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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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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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