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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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Goodnight Mood is a well-known and favorite children's book. The illustrations in this book are cute and fun for children to look at. Goodnight Moon is full of rhyming words that come from the rabbit while he says goodnight. Even though this book is old, it will always be one that is loved by all parents, teachers and children forever.
  Jaymand | Sep 29, 2016 |
I absolutely love this book and have loved this book ever since I was a kid. I love this book because I remember as a kid how hard it was for me to go to bed at night, just like this little bunny in the story. This is a great book because the language is very catchy for young readers. It consists of a lot of rhyming. For example, "Goodnight kittens. And goodnight mittens." By having rhyming words on every page it helps the readers become more involved. Another great thing about this book is the illustrations. The little bunny in the story says goodnight to everything in his room and more until he finally falls asleep. The illustrations in this book get darker and darker each page. This shows the reader that the night is passing on while he says goodnight to all these different things. The big idea of this book is a bed time story that can be read while the reader is also trying to go to bed. ( )
  mlambe12 | Sep 28, 2016 |
A classic. I read the book over and over to my children in the 1980's and 1990's. A treasure to make you feel good!
  deldevries | Sep 23, 2016 |
Goodnight Moon is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book by Margaret Wise Brown. The book uses rhyme and wordplay that almost simulates a lullaby. The images look classical in nature and invoke a warm hearth like sensation in me. The picture book was first published in 1947 and the pictures and style of art really reflect it. I would imagine this short picture book is age appropriate for two to eight year olds. With the books slow and calm rhymes and warm pictures I imagine that it would aid children falling asleep immensely. There is no real plot or story development within the picture book. The book basically consists of first listing out objects within a room that rhyme with one another. After listing out contents of the room, the phrase “good night” is used before listing out the contents of the room. There is no main character, or character development for that matter. I don't believe there to be a central message or lesson to this book besides trying to convey a sense of peace and warmth to children as they fall asleep. Personally I would rate this picture book 3 ½ stars out of five. Although I enjoyed the warm pictures and word play I would rather there was some basic form of plot or lesson to the story. None the less this is without doubt a classic and is almost guaranteed to be loved by your young one. ( )
  NicholasJohns | Sep 19, 2016 |
Tucked away late at night a little bunny who is about to fall asleep. The bunnies room is large and green. The book takes us through the bunnies night time routine. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon, " The bunny says goodnight to all of the things surrounding him. All of the similar things in his life such as his clocks and his socks his mittens and the kittens. To all of the thing, he is surrounded with that make up his world is told goodnight. The illustrations are lulling, and the words are poetic. These things combine to help lull a child asleep. An extension to this book would be to have a class discussion allowing all the children to identify things that make up their world. Another extension would be to have a child draw a picture of their room as to identify further with the things that make up their world. ( )
  cosmodad16 | Sep 19, 2016 |
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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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