Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon

Goodnight MoonSince this blog is all about me, I'm going to write about Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon... again. Beautifully illustrated by Clement Hurd, it's the book I most fondly recall from my childhood. When James was younger, we read it every night. In fact, at two he was reading it to me. Well, he wasn't quite reading it, but he was reciting it.

It's now the book I read to Michelle before she drifts away into that sweet slumber. She too has it memorized and hits every note on every page with a quiet emphasis of the word "hush" and a tailing end for the closing "everywhere".

This is by far my favourite children's book and for obvious reasons. When I'm an old dude in the twilight of my life, I hope James and Michelle will read it to me.

Goodnight Moon

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Doug Mills

I don't remember this book from my childhood, but I have read it to my daughter numerous times (she is now 4), and I still tear up and have trouble finishing the book without crying like a baby. It gets to me everytime!

February 2, 2007 @ 10:25 AM


I remember both my boys as little ones with chubby fingers trying to grab the little mouse on the blank page.

I love that book....

Thanks for the memory

February 2, 2007 @ 2:14 PM

Mike Boon

In the great green room
There was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of

The cow jumping over the moon
And there were three little bears sitting on chairs

And two little kittens
And a pair of mittens

And a little toy house
And a young mouse

And a comb and a brush and a bowl full of mush

And a quiet old lady who was whispering "hush"

Goodnight room
Goodnight moon
Good night cow jumping over the moon

Goodnight light
And the red balloon

Goodnight bears
Goodnight chairs

Goodnight kittens
And goodnight mittens

Goodnight clocks
And goodnight socks

Goodnight little house
And goodnight mouse

Goodnight comb
And goodnight brush

Goodnight nobody
Goodnight mush

And goodnight to the old lady
whispering "hush"

Goodnight stars
Goodnight air

Goodnight noises everywhere

February 2, 2007 @ 5:00 PM

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