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Goodnight Moon (Lap Edition)

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
 

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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 on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.

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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 on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.

In this classic of 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.

The lap edition is larger than a regular hardcover and provides a special opportunity to snuggle and share.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
"In the great green room..." The first few words from 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 illustration. Can you find the mouse in every colored picture?

This oversized board book format is larger than the original board book and the original picture book, too! This new size invites children on your lap to enter the great green room!

Publishers Weekly
Just in time for gift-giving season, the two hardcover staples for every nursery Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd are now available in a handsome fabric-covered shrink-wrapped cardboard sleeve as A Margaret Wise Brown Gift Set. In addition, an oversize board book edition of Goodnight Moon makes the great green room larger than ever, allowing readers to trace with ease the tiny mouse that appears in each spread. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The axiom that you can't improve on an original will need some readjusting when it comes to this delightful board book version of one of literature's classic children's stories. This sturdy, 8 1/2 by 11 board book has all the charm of its smaller sibling while also featuring something all parents of young children can appreciate, large, virtually indestructible, heavy cardboard pages coated with a seemingly waterproof veneer. The publisher's designation of this board book as a "lap edition" is most appropriate. Young readers will be quite comfortable ensconced on a parent's lap with this book's broad pages spread out before them. Little readers will find the larger type easier to follow and the smartly drawn color and grayscale illustrations even more compelling than those of the original version. This is the perfect book for introducing toddlers and infants to the joys of reading. They will doubtless enjoy sharing this timeless tale with their favorite storytellers. 2001, (orig. 1947), HarperCollins Publishers,
— Bruce Adelson
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:
9780694016754
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
Lap-sized Board Book
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
95,150
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 2 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 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 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.
lauralovesreviewingLT 23 days ago
I bet most households have a copy of this book. My mother read it to me when I was very young. The pictures are so vivid and the rhyming is such fun. I don’t have my original copy but I do have two that I picked up when I came across them in book stores. And I still smile as I look at the pictures and read the rhymes aloud. Such a lovely bedtime story. A classic that never gets old and all ages will enjoy.
Skard More than 1 year 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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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.