Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon


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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

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.

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.

One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064430173
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/23/2007
Series: Picture Bks.
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 15,382
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD360L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About 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 My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.

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.

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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Goodnight Moon 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 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.
cjfox73 on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Gentle and repetitive, this book is the classic bedtime read.
blue8444 on LibraryThing 5 days ago
An obvious classic. We read it every night for almost a year to each of our twins. It is simple and helps with winding down at the end of the day. It even made me yawn sometimes!
wfzimmerman on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Stunning surprise as everyday objects perform impossible activities lulling unsuspecting child readers to sleep.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A great nice book for kids to go to bed with
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.....yet having a tinge of sorrow to it.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year 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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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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