Goodnight Moon :: A Bedtime Favorite
A Review of a True Classic
This book is one that every child must have. It's simple and accessible story is great for any child. Here I am in this room, these are the things around me, I am comfortable and safe here, and it is time for bed.
This is the type of story kids want read again and again. The seemingly simple illustrations have more to them then you initially see, giving you a little more each time you read it, and the stark contrast in the color and black and white pages, give the book as a whole more interest. This is a truly great work.
Margaret Wise Brown's official site - Learn about the author of Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown wrote many children's books. Goodnight moon and The runaway Bunny were both illustrated by Clement Hurd.
- Margaret Wise Brown Home
Margaret Wise Brown's official site
In the great green room
there was a telephone, and the red balloon, and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.
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My World - by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
Goodnight Moon Review
Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon - by Leonard S. Marcus
Reading Goodnight Moon
Links to Activities
- Online Coloring Game
Harper Collins Children's Online Coloring Activity
- Goodnight Moon E-card
Harper Collins Children's Goodnight Moon E-card
- The Goodnight Moon Coloring Sheet
Printable Coloring Page
- Say "Goodnight" to the Objects in the Room
- Matching Goodnight Moon Pictures to Their Names
Printable Activity Page
Goodnight Moon Available in Other Languages
Goodnight Moon has been published in several languages.
Here you'll find it available in Spanish, French, and Vietnamese.
The Picture Book Made New: Margaret Wise Brown and Her Illustrators
On the Walls
Decorate your walls with Goodnight Moon poster print, or growth chart.
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The Big Book
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Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales
Where's the cigarette?
The cigarette in the hand of illustrator Edward Hurd was digitally removed from his picture, that has been on the book for decades because it sent the wrong message" to young fans.
- Lying to Kids For Their Own Good: 'Goodnight Cigarette'
Lying to Kids For Their Own Good: "Goodnight Cigarette" (11/19/2005) A picture is worth a thousand words, 'tis said, and it follows that when the picture is altered to reflect...
- 'Goodnight Moon,' Smokeless Version
Article from the NY Times.
- 'Goodnight Moon' Gets Politically Correct Makeover
CHICAGO (CBS) ― A classic piece of children's literature is getting a makeover to be more politically correct for the 21st century, but some people are crying censorship.
- NY Times Op-Ed
"Child-proofing" Goodnight Moon
Reading Goodnight Moon
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