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Over the Moon: A Collection of First Books: Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and My World
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Over the Moon: A Collection of First Books: Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and My World

by Margaret Wise Brown
 

In the great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny.

"Goodnight room goodnight moon"

Goodnight Moon is one of the most enduring and beloved children's books of all time. This classic of modern children's literature is read and reread to countless children every night worldwide. Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and My World together

Overview

In the great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny.

"Goodnight room goodnight moon"

Goodnight Moon is one of the most enduring and beloved children's books of all time. This classic of modern children's literature is read and reread to countless children every night worldwide. Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and My World together form a wonderful trio of books for any child about to embark on a lifelong love of reading. Take any child Over the Moon.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Over the Moon: A Collection of First Books by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd, combines three titles in one compendium: the classic Goodnight Moon; The Runaway Bunny; and My World, in which readers may well recognize "the great green room" from the first title. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The axiom that you cannot improve an original will need some readjusting when it comes to this delightful combination of classic children's stories. Recent empty nesters might derive almost as much pleasure from Margaret Wise Brown's allegory as parents of infants and toddlers. For surely Brown's classic tale is about those first tentative steps toward freedom (The Runaway Bunny) that culminate in sending one's pride and joy off to college or into the big world. Little bunny struggles mightily for his first taste of freedom, but mother bunny one-ups him until he succumbs to the comforts and bliss of home. However, one suspects that this particular bunny is not long for the home burrow! Brown's little story is both a cautionary tale of things to come and a cuddly paean to the strength of motherhood. Clement Hurd's black-and-white sketches and full color illustrations are still effective. In "My World," the format of alternating color and black-and-white spreads plus the characters in the book definitely mark this as a companion to "Goodnight Moon," which is the first story in this trifecta. 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. However, "My World" is much longer than "Goodnight Moon" and does not have the soothing repetitive text but is still a fun story to share with kids. This compilation is the perfect book for introducing toddlers and infants to the joys of reading. They will doubtless enjoy sharing these timeless tales with theirfavorite storytellers. All were originally published in the 1940s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060761622
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Pages:
108
Sales rank:
645,124
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 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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