Goodnight Moon (Board Book)
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Goodnight Moon (Board Book)

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
     
 

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight.

In this classic of modern children's literature,

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Overview

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight.

In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
"In the great green room..." The first few words of this beloved 1947 classic are enough to start many adults reciting the rest. The story is simple: A rabbit is going to bed, and after taking stock of every item in his room, he says goodnight to each, one at a time. Brown's soothing text is complimented by Hurd's vibrant illustrations. Can you find the mouse in every colored picture?
Christian Science Monitor
A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his moonlit room. Rhythmic, gently lulling words combined with warm and equally lulling pictures make this beloved classic "an ideal bedtime book.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
After fifty years, this story is still going strong and it's now available in a board book edition. It is a soothing bedtime story that parents can now read to their very young ones. All of the elements are there, alternating black and white and full color spreads and the little mouse who appears in each colorful scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694003617
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
71
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
AD360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
Up to 2 Years

Meet the Author

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.


Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.

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.

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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 Board 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
zeghsy More than 1 year ago
this is one of four that we give at baby showers. we've noticed that very few people give books at showers. this purchase was for my sister-in-law. as she began opening it, she started to cry when she realized what the gift was, because she used to read all these books to my daughter when she was small.
Wormie1138 More than 1 year ago
Goodnight Moon has been one of my favorite books for as long as I can remember. Its simplicity is what makes it so fascinating. It's perfect for first time readers, and one of the best bedtime stories of all time. I got this book at my baby shower and I love reading it to my son. He loves looking at book and words and this book is perfect to cuddle up with right before bed. Everything these days has to be big and spectacular. I really like the simplicity of this book and the soft, warm colors that are perfect for a bedtime book.
Rose2662 More than 1 year ago
Every parent and child loves Goodnight Moon, it's an absolute classic!
dadoftwo25 More than 1 year ago
It's hard to imagine anyone who's not familiar with Goodnight Moon. Simply a classic, because of it's simple and repeatable message. Baby gets to say goodnight to a myriad of things on the way to slumber. Get it for your home library.
Miam More than 1 year ago
This is a classic must have for all kid's book collections. An excellent bedtime read.
mlfNC More than 1 year ago
It is perfect. Sweet, simple, easy to read, perfect length for bedtime. My children love finding the mouse on all the pages. It is a wonderful part of our nightly routine.
TMoore57 More than 1 year ago
This was one of my daughter's favorites. Finding the mouse on each page is the best part.
RyRylie More than 1 year ago
We got this as a present a month after my daughter was born. It was actually a gift to my mom as part of her 50th birthday present so she could read it to her first granddaughter. We have been reading it to her since then. She is 9 months now, and gets very very excited even if I mention one line from the book. I've memorized it after reading it so many times. It has actually become a security blanket for her. When she sees it or hears the words, she always smiles and laughs. She will always pick it out of the line of about 10 books we have for her. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
Margaret Brown probably never expected this charming little book to have such a following over the years, but it's a classic bedtime story in all the best ways. Simple, yet powerful images and bold colors keep this book as one of my favorites (and my sons like it too!).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every child should have this book and every parent should read it to them at bedtime.
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There are two small boys in our church and we gave each one of them our favorite children's book., "Goodnight Moon". Their mothers were very happy to get the surprise gifts and are using them at bedtime.
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1972bubblemike More than 1 year ago
We love this book in our house, mainly for the words - I have to admit that the pictures freak me out a little (the old lady whispering hush, mainly). It's a lulling lullaby of a book, and we have fun finding the tiny mouse on each spread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's bedtime for a little bunny, and one-by-one, he says goodnight to everything in his room. The illustrations are a marvel, and if you look closely you can see the little mouse in every picture. Goodnight Moon is a classic that almost every parent has read to his or her child at some time in their life. For good reason. It is a magical picture book that will entrance the little ones for years to come.
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alex_rose More than 1 year ago
This is a MUST HAVE for any child, I would have my parents read it to me before I went to bed almost every night. I missed the book so much, and I'm almost 16! your children will love this book, it is so much fun.
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