Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book (Lap Book Edition)
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Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book (Lap Book Edition)

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
     
 

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From kittens to cows to bowls of mush, the familiar images from his father's illustrations inspired Thacher Hurd with the idea for Goodnight Moon 123. These comforting images find new expression in this counting companion to the classic bedtime book.

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From kittens to cows to bowls of mush, the familiar images from his father's illustrations inspired Thacher Hurd with the idea for Goodnight Moon 123. These comforting images find new expression in this counting companion to the classic bedtime book.

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Spreads showing Goodnight Moon 's great green room introduce and conclude this counting book. Images from the original work allow readers to count "One quiet old lady whispering hush," "Two little kittens," "Three little bears sitting on chairs" and so forth, up to "Ten toy houses," and then jump to "One hundred stars." Hurd's original artwork is reused, rearranged, and, in some cases, multiplied, such as the five black telephones floating against a white background. Unfortunately, the gentle poetic lilt that touched so many hearts does not appear in this work. Though young children often enjoy and embrace the familiar, this spin-off relies wholly on Hurd's iconic artwork but offers no homage to the original spirit of the book. Molly Bang's Ten, Nine, Eight (HarperCollins, 1983) and Karen Katz's Counting Kisses (S & S, 2001) are just two of the countless counting books that work better. Stick with the original Goodnight Moon .-Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061667558
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Edition description:
Lap Book Edition
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include Nibble Nibble, My World, Where Have You Been?, Christmas in the Barn, The Dead Bird, and Sneakers, the Seaside Cat.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book (Lap Book Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
Classic Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon with a twist, a counting twist. Get it now as a bargsain book and you won't be disappointed. Wonderful bedtime read-a-long for young children.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book. Hes 2 and interacts with it very well.