Friday, July 8, 2011

Bedtime Story: Goodnight Moon

Synopsis from Amazon: "Perhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for--or attempting to postpone--his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." Clement Hurd's illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit's room.
Finding all of the items mentioned throughout the book within the pictures is a good bedtime activity--a reappearing little mouse is particularly pesky. By the end of the little rabbit's goodnight poem, the story has quieted to a whisper, and the drawings have darkened with nightfall. As you turn the last page, you can expect a sleepy smile and at least a yawn or two."

My Review: This is such a classic! I was definitely that little bunny saying goodnight to every thing I could think of just so I could stay up a little later. Even reading the book out loud to myself it made me sleepy. I love the illustrations, especially watching the kittens and mouse throughout the book.  I think kids could look at the book for hours (just another way to stay up late). 

My Rating: I adore this cute little book and I am sure many others associate it with home and bedtime too. I think it deserves Four Paws.

Good Night, Sweet Dreams


  1. LOL! My book club had a whole huge discussion about this book. There were those who loved it and those who thought it was psychotic and weird. I'm afraid I'm one who thinks it's just plain weird. But, it's made more money than I'll ever see so what do I know.

  2. Hmm! I bet that was an interesting night at book club! If I might ask, what do you find weird about it?