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Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book
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Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
 

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From kittens to cows to bowls of mush, the familiar images from his father's illustrations inspired Thacher Hurd with the idea for Goodnight Moon 123. These comforting images find new expression in this counting companion to the classic bedtime book.

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From kittens to cows to bowls of mush, the familiar images from his father's illustrations inspired Thacher Hurd with the idea for Goodnight Moon 123. These comforting images find new expression in this counting companion to the classic bedtime book.

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Thacher Hurd has used the marvels of technology to transfer his father's drawings into a counting book. The first three numbers coincide with the actual numbers in Brown's story, albeit not in order. One quiet old lady whispering hush, two little kittens, and three bears sitting on chairs. Then things get a bit silly. There are four cows jumping over the moon, five telephones, six bowls of mush, seven socks, eight mittens, nine red balloons, and ten toy houses. A double-page spread features one hundred stars. This is followed by a page of original text facing an original illustration. Some pages feature images on dark colors, while others have items standing out against white backgrounds. The best part of the book is the opening and closing endpapers, which show a reproduction of the entire room with the lamp lit and the same scene with the lamp turned off. (Both taken directly from the original book.) The audience for this book is not clear. Children who know and love Brown's book will be disappointed not to find the mouse throughout. Seeing multiple images of items that appear singly or in pairs in the original book can be a bit disconcerting. A question arises: Just because something is technically possible, does that make it desirable? Based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061125935
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(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
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book (Lap Book Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
Classic Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon with a twist, a counting twist. Get it now as a bargsain book and you won't be disappointed. Wonderful bedtime read-a-long for young children.
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My son loves this book. Hes 2 and interacts with it very well.