By Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Clement Hurd
Review by: Jennifer Shelby
Goodnight Moon is the perfect bedtime story with vibrant illustrations. The illustrations are very detailed and jump off the page.
Goodnight Moon calms the busy toddler at nap time, bed time, or any time. Goodnight Moon is the perfect book to take along everywhere you go to occupy your toddler's mind. Goodnight Moon will diffuse even the most stressful situation even while standing in long lines at the grocery store.
Goodnight Moon lulls a child into a peaceful and less fearful sleep. By saying goodnight to everything in the room (including the air), children's fears are put to rest. The first half of the book describes the bedroom of a young rabbit, and then "goodnight" is said to everything from the room decor to the rabbit's caregiver who is described as the little old lady whispering "hush".
Goodnight Moon is short enough for even the shortest of attention spans. Goodnight Moon is simple enough for toddlers to understand and an excellent choice for a first reader. Goodnight Moon's rhymes flow right off the page and children's tongues. A child of any age will finishing the sentences. Goodnight Moon is an excellent tool to use for teaching lessons in colors, rhymes, reading comprehension, making general observations, and how fear can be caused from our imagination.
Goodnight Moon is one of my son's favorite stories, and I'm sure yours will love it also.