Goodnight Moon
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Goodnight Moon

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
     
 

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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

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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

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.
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.
Children's Literature - Joan Kindig
Narrated by Allison Karman, Signed by Missy Keast Good Night Moon is a classic story that is a part of the bedtime ritual of countless children around the world. Until now, however, hearing impaired children could only look at the pictures unless someone was available to sign the story to them. This sign language version allows hearing impaired children to "read" along with the interpreter and enjoy the book on a whole different level. The story is read aloud by a narrator with an interpreter signing in the forefront. The backdrop shows pages from the book with the text visible to allow children to read along. For the hearing impaired, it is a chance to put the signs with the words; while hearing children have the opportunity to put the words with the signs. Children with hearing problems will be able to share sign language with their peers through a book that is familiar to everyone. The Vocabulary area offers twenty words that, when clicked on, show the interpreter signing that word. What a great introduction to sign language for the entire class! Further activities for the classroom are available online. Running time: Approx. 18 min. Iconographic. Reviewer: Joan Kindig, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060775858
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/06/2005
Edition description:
Anniversary
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
12,990
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
1 - 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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