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My World (Board Book)

My World (Board Book)

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)

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Your world. My world. I can swing right over the world.

Now you can revisit the world of the beloved little bunny and his family in this perfect companion to everyone's favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon. Together, gentle illustrations of everyday objects along with poetic words capture the excitement of a young child exploring new boundaries,


Your world. My world. I can swing right over the world.

Now you can revisit the world of the beloved little bunny and his family in this perfect companion to everyone's favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon. Together, gentle illustrations of everyday objects along with poetic words capture the excitement of a young child exploring new boundaries, as the bunny greets all the familiar things in this new world.

From one of the most accomplished and popular author and illustrator collaborations of all time, this is a classic picture book in which good morning is as reassuring and enchanting as goodnight. The sturdy board book pages make this edition of the beloved story perfect for babies and toddlers.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
From the author-illustrator team of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd comes the companion to the bestselling picture book Goodnight Moon. First published in 1947, Goodnight Moon became a favorite with parents and children -- the quintessential bedtime story. Two years later, Brown and Hurd collaborated again on My World. Adopting the same simple style and graceful poetry, My World continues with a small bunny's view of the world.

After saying goodnight to all his familiar things, bunny gets his first glimpse into the world around him. Snug in his rocking chair, he observes his family and their things. From Mother's chair to Daddy's pajamas, he takes in all the magnificence of the familiar objects in his world. Bunny goes fishing, works on his toy car, and brushes his teeth, all with a sense of wide-eyed wonder. Brown uses simple text and easy rhymes, perfect for young readers. Writing with a true understanding of a child's mind, Brown focuses on everyday things with which all children will identify.

Hurd's illustrations are in both color and black-and-white and are sure to captivate the imagination of youngsters. Beautiful tones and flowing lines match the simplicity of the story. And whimsical touches, such as the family's nighttime attire of boldly hued robes, add to the fun.

A wonderful read and a perfect companion to Goodnight Moon, this spectacular picture book is sure to be another instant classic. (Amy Barkat)

Publishers Weekly
Originally published in 1949 (two years after its companion, Goodnight Moon), My World by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd, was reissued in 2001 (after being out of print for more than 30 years)-and here neatly adapts to a board book format. PW wrote, "The volume's words and pictures stretch the boundaries of its time-honored predecessor, affirming that there is, indeed, a warm and welcoming world beyond the great green room."
Children's Literature
The format with alternating color and black-and-white spreads and the characters in the book definitely mark this as a companion to Goodnight Moon. In this board book edition, kids experience a broader world—the family, items around and outside the home, and a series of events that would normally occur in a child's life. The book, with its family of rabbits, is quite reassuring and the poetic text is reflective of Margaret Wise Brown's other books. This one is much longer than Goodnight Moon, and does not have the soothing repetitive text, but is still a fun book to share with kids. 2003 (orig. 1949), HarperFestival/HarperCollins Publishers,
— Marilyn Courtot
Child Magazine
A Child Magazine Best Book of 2001 Pick

Back in print after a long absence, this companion to the classic Goodnight Moon finds everyone's favorite bunny venturing beyond the great green room into the larger world. Brown's playfully lyrical text is set to a familiar visual beat, with black-and-white drawings punctuating full-color vignettes of family life.

Kirkus Reviews
First published in 1949, this looks and reads just like its predecessor Goodnight, Moon, with a series of cozy domestic scenes featuring a bunny family matched to childlike rhymes, some of which-"My dog. / Daddy's dog. / Daddy's dog / Once caught a frog"-is engaging silly talk, more about sound than meaning. Here the young narrator articulates the concepts of "mine," "yours," and "ours," while cataloguing familiar sights and possessions, so this may help children (or adults, for that matter) who don't quite have those distinctions clear yet. One scene showing Father, Mother, and Child sharing the bathroom may explain why the original was allowed to pass out of print, but these days it shouldn't raise any eyebrows.

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6.12(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
1 - 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
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education

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My World 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ARNAN More than 1 year ago
My soon-to-be-9-month old daughter and I have fallen in love with Margaret Brown's books. This one is no exception. The bright colors and alternating black and white illustrations capture her attention. The pictures are so full of little details so that there always seems to be something new to discover each time we read it. The rhyming words and simple phrases are a joy to read.... even over and over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly Recommended, my son loved the colorful illustration and recognized the characters from Goodnight Moon.
StarSD More than 1 year ago
This is a nice companion book to Good Night Moon, but the words and sentences do not flow quite as I expected. It gets better the more you read it out load (and with a typical toddler, you will get plenty of chances), but the first couple of time are a little rough.I would propably tell friends to skip it if they asked.
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LindysWife More than 1 year ago
My son loves this almost as much as Goodnight Moon. It is one of his first picks from his bookshelf. Sometimes during the day I hear him reciting passages from the book and he is only 20 months old. A wondefrul book to read and cuddle with your child.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot say enough good things about this book. The rhyme is brilliant. The story very cleverly tells the going's on in 'my world', which is the world of a young child. The book illustrates the similarity and differences between, Mommy, Daddy and Child. A beautiful story with amazing illustrations. This is a favorite of my two year old daughter and has become a tradition in our house! I keep extra copies on hand as gifts and they are always well received.