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Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown

LoveReading View on Goodnight Moon

This classic children’s book looks wonderful in its new edition and has lost none of its effectiveness as a book to lull children to sleep. As he snuggles down in bed, a little rabbit quietly and methodically says goodnight to all the familiar objects in his room, to his comb and his brush, to the quiet old lady whispering ‘hush’, and finally to the stars and the air, ‘goodnight noises everywhere’. The poetry of the words demands to be read in a hushed singsong, and the equally quiet and gentle illustrations make this a perfect bedtime book. This edition also features some very helpful tips on helping children to fall asleep from an expert sleep consultant. ~ Andrea Reece

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Goodnight Moon Synopsis

Chosen as one of BookTrust and Supernanny Jo Frost's Best Bedtime Reads for Newborns. This gentle bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share at bedtime.

Now with a beautiful gold stamp to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this classic story. In a great green room a little bunny is tucked up snugly and safely in bed and is getting ready to say goodnight to all the familiar things in his room, one by one. Margaret Wise Brown's comforting, rhythmical text accompanied by the warmth of Clement Hurd's classic mid-century illustrations make Goodnight Moon a timeless picture book, which is known and loved around the world.

This beautiful, high quality edition is in a larger, paperback format for the first time in the UK, and features refreshed artwork and beautiful pantone printing bringing this beloved children's classic to a new generation.

This edition of Goodnight Moon includes top tips on how to get your child to fall asleep from sleep consultant, Hannah Love;

•    Reading should be the last thing you do before sleep. It is best for the child to be fully ready for bed, with teeth brushed, before snuggling down with Goodnight Moon to get them fully settled. 

•    Books can be one of the best aids to a relaxing bedtime. Using the same book can be a good idea as children love repetition. The words should indicate that it is sleep time – this will help your child anticipate sleep approaching, which makes it seem less daunting.

•    Bedtime should be a soothing time for everyone. Children are amazing at picking up on your body language and tone of voice, so try to breathe deeply and talk softly – show that you’re calm and they will find it much easier to unwind.

And for more tips download the full advice guide from Hannah Love, here.

Goodnight Moon Press Reviews

The best lullaby-type book is Goodnight Moon - my two and a half year old daughter can recite it off by heart and reads it to her teddy after we leave her to go to sleep. It is a wonderful discovery, clever, sweet and just the thing before bedtime -- Mumsnet In a great green room a little bunny is tucked up snugly and safely in bed and is getting ready to say goodnight to all the familiar things in his room, one by one. This gentle story, loved by generations of children, is the perfect book to read to your toddler at bedtime (and hopefully lull them to sleep too) - Mumsnet Best Books for 2 Year Olds (2nd April 2020)

The words are like an incantation, a spell - intoxicating for children and mercifully unannoying for parents, even on the hundredth reading. To hear the opening line of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon - In the great green room - is to embark on a Proustian reverie about a calm place with the lights turned low and a child snuggling sleepily in your arms. It seems as complete as a children's book can be. - The New York Times

The sound of the words, the ideas they convey and the pictures combine to lull and reassure - New York Times

Rhythmic, gently lulling words combined with warm and equally lulling pictures make this beloved classic an ideal bedtime book - Christian Science Monitor

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ISBN: 9781509831975
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509831975
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Genres: Children's Fiction,
Collections: 100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,
Categories: Baby books,

About Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown (1910 - 1952) was an American author of many popular tales for children, but is best known for her stories Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Clement Hurd (1908 - 1988) studied art in Paris and worked as a freelance decorative artist in New York before becoming a children's book illustrator. Best known for Goodnight Moon, he later created on many beautiful books with his wife Edith Thacher Hurd.

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