Goodnight Moon

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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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:
9780064430173
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
24,340
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
AD360L (what's this?)
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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Goodnight Moon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic that every child should experience! The clever little changes that happen from page to page have always fascinated me and my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a calm, easy way to help young ones prepare for bedtime.
SCVmomof3 More than 1 year ago
Simple story and beautiful illustrations. I've read this to and with all my kids. Timeless classic. Perfect for bedtime reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and son-in-law read this book to their 8-month-old twin boys EVERY night! They dim the lights in the bedroom and read it in a very soft voice. The boys are mesmerized and calmed by it and go to sleep with no problem after their "story."
50yrsofreading More than 1 year ago
An old story, in a new boardbook format, was a hit at a recent baby shower. Good-Night Moon never grows old.
Skard 6 months ago
my son's favourite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter has loved this book since she was 12 months old.  At 21 months we still read it every night.  She loves pointing out objects and naming them.  A must buy for any family!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my 22 month old's favorite book so far! The moon is now captivating and he looks forward to reading books. HIGHLY Recommend - it's a classic for a reason!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Aww this one was good. Wow read a lot as a kid. And kind of remembered most of them.
breshay1 More than 1 year ago
This was one of my children's favorite bedtime stories. We read it just about every night. It's a cute story of a bunny who, at bedtime is stalling (just like children will do) and he proceeds to tell everything in the room goodnight and the grandma keeps telling him to hush (just like parents do). It's wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated. Very soothing. It's a classic bedtime story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for bedtime reading for very small children. My daughter would not settle into our bedtime routine without at least one reading of Goodnight Moon - in fact, on one car trip, I got to "recite" it from memory before she would relax in her carseat! This book is one of 5 that always goes into babyshouwer/birth gifts! I recommend it wholeheartedly!
GrandmaBarbara More than 1 year ago
Lovely book, beautifully written! It's such fun to read aloud.
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TheHalfBloodPrince More than 1 year ago
this is a true classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have been reading this book since I was a little girl and my older sister had brought it home to me. It such a simple but beautiful book for a child's bed time story. To this day I still have that same copy from my sister. It is a book that I hope to one day read to my children.
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brightring More than 1 year ago
Thank you, Margaret Wise Brown for writing this night time classic, and thank you Clement Hurd for your enchanting illustrations. Books for children do not get any better than this.
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This was one of my son's favorite books for about his first 3 1/2 years. It is fun and there are so many things to learn as they go through each stage of development. The mouse is always a favorite character to look for. In addition, we have the HBO DVD called Good Night Moon and other Sleepy Time Tales. Susan Sarandon narrates the animated version of the story with such a wonderful voice for bedtime. My son enjoyed both versions.
Rhaylin More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this book to my son every night since he was 4 months old. He is nearly 8 months old and is still so happy to see this book waiting for him every night. The book is very large and it makes it easy for him to help us turn the pages. I remember being little and reading this every night and I am so glad to keep the tradition alive with my little one! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a wonderful bedtime story to share with their baby.