Goodnight Moon

Paperback | January 23, 2007

byMargaret Wise BrownIllustratorClement Hurd

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In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

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A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his room, in this classic story told with gently lulling words and soothing illustrations. 1988 Choices (Association of Booksellers for Children). Full color.

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In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.In this c...

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In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—he says goodnight.In this classic of mode...

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.13 inPublished:January 23, 2007Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064430170

ISBN - 13:9780064430173

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring I flipped through this at the store and found it to be a really boring story. I'm really not sure why this is considered a classic.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Great story. Enjoyed reading it to the kids!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun bedtime book! A fun bedtime book! Simple, repetitive text and the fun opportunity to look for the items in the room.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic You can never go wrong with a good classic
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Perfect before bed book. May be boring to adults as some have said but it's meant for a baby. Simple good night to all things.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Starter and Bonder My niece was read this book every night and can recite it word for word. A perfect start to getting the kids involved in reading and interested, not to mention helps you bond with the kids! Great book!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goodnight Mr Moon This book is not particularly appealing to adults, but kids love it! The repetitive text encourages them to add their own objects and people to the "goodnight" list. I think they like to prolong the goodnight and bedtime routine.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love One of our all time favorite books. Kids love it.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Son loves it I havw read this to my son so many times that he now "reads" it to me. We have to race to find the mouse firat too.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet A must have for any babies nursery!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another classic The story is nothing special but its a classic and good quality
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comforting Classic! A classic for some and a simple bed time read. The little ones can enjoy it countless times.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bedtime staple. My grandson won't go to bed until he shares this story with his dad. :)
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bedtime story Quite possibly the best children's book. So well written and lovely. One our household favourites.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soothing! There is something so soothing about reading this book out loud at bed time!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from love I bought a bunch of these baby books for a good friend of mine, but ofcourse I had to take a peek first and loved them!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from toddler loves it Maybe it's the colours? Whatever the reason, my toddler loves this book! He loves searching for the little mouse on every page.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great Book! I bought this book and you get really attached to it. Amazing.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Old fashioned It was okay to read to kids. My kids didn't understand well what is happening when they read.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for the little ones My niece absolutely loved his book as a child and reading it was a nightly ritual.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic book Read this as a child and now to children! Great
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for all children! You know you read this (or it was read to you) as a child and it was unforgettable. It's simple, it's fun to read and has a great message. Read this to your children!
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goodnight Moon A great book for young kids something they could eventually read along to them self.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Both of my kids love it. My son is now two and he asks for it frequently. My daughter is now five and she doesn't mind reading it with her brother but she did outgrow it when she turned four. She loved it for three years. That's pretty good for a board book.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Skip it. Sweet but a little boring I find this book a little boring although I hear some children love it. It doesn't really have any story or plot, it is really just a series of images/observations in a room. More of a picture book than a real story. Good for very small children/babies.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book The way the rhymes flow makes this a lot of fun to read.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classical Very classical story for a toddler and even at age 5. As children grow up, they notice other details on each page.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic best book from childhood to pass on.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nostalgia I used to read this every night with one of my parents, it was one of my absolute favourite books! If you are looking for a tiny human in your life I would highly suggest this! I've started reading it to my little cousins and they love it too!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bedtime story Wonderful story to read at bedtime
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift! This little book has been a staple on our book shelf for years now,leading to purchases of parody books like 'goodnight ipad' and 'goodnight unicorns' . The pictures are so detailed and words are so simple it leads to many bedtime talks as they drift off to sleep pointing out new things they discover.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The name says it all A great bedtime book. Repetitive, soothing - Margaret Wise Brown was a wonderful author for very young child.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a classic a must have for every child
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love this This is one of my toddler's favorite books - we love to read it together!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! The perfect bed time story!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! One of my favourite books to read to my kids, cant wait to give it to my nephew for Christmas!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I love reading this book - short and sweet!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book perfect for goodnight reading
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great gift classic. good bedtime story
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my son's Favorites! This is a classic that my son picks up time after time. A good book to help kids identify items.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly recommended! This book is a classic. Highly recommended as a bed time story for young ones! Well worth the price! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic This is one of those classics you have to have or read; however, I don't get it other then to teach vocabulary or get your little one to accept it's bed time.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bedtime story Great bedtime story to read to young children
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic bedtime story! This one is a favourite! The board book is sturdy and easy for little hands to grasp. It's a story we come back to again and again. Simple, lyrical text. Margaret Wise Brown is a classic writer. My husband doesn't enjoy it the way I do, but I find it very lulling to read and the simple illustrations attract my little one. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic, but not my favourite... This is a classic, but I only find it ok.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Am I only one who cannot stand this book? #plumreview Very dull read I found and pictures not catered to age group in my opinion.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic There is a reason that this book has the longevity it does; it is simply a children's classic that continues to entertain children. One of my family's personal favourites.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I don't like but baby does #plumreview I honestly find this book painful and don't like the way the pictures look but my baby does so it's good for her I guess!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from night time good i just love this book for before bed!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good for kids The storu might be a bit annoying for adults, and seem pointless, but kids love it!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book!! I liked the design of each page!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rhyming to help with Literacy Development The rhyming and rhythm of this book make it great for helping little ones learn to speak and children learn how to read! They story is simple and easy for them to follow along!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite classic childhood story, will forever love this one
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great classic A staple for any child's library. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic read Classic easy read, perfect for first bedtime story
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic I personally love this book for kids, and our son seems to enjoy it but it isn't one of his favorites. Maybe it's a little too mellow for his taste
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic Honestly I can't imagine anyone not having this book on their shelves for the kids. It's a perfect book for bedtime with all the repitition, but has enough words in it for the child to eventually learn and read along. Solid book, even to this day. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not great I don't know why everyone raves so much about this book. The pictures aren't that good and the story is boring. Maybe my child needs to be older to enjoy it. For now I don't like it so I don't reach for it to read to her.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kid's choice This isn't my favourite, but my 2 year old loves it. She loves to point out the cow, moon, bears in chairs, etc. as we're reading.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Bedtime The slow quiet pace of the story helped my kids fall asleep.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh Not sure why this is a classic. Kids didn't find it very interesting.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic As an adult, it is ok for me but my kids love it.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A very dull read... This book is so boring! It will definitely put your little one to sleep...
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome read A timeless classic that is for sure a bedtime favorite of many!
Date published: 2015-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a must have for those with small children This is a great book for small kids. A staple for a toddlers library!
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic childrens book Read as a child, and will for sure pass down to my children =)
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I received this book as a baby shower gift and the person who gave it to us raved about it. I honestly couldn't believe how wonderful a children's book could be... but this one is so intelligent in the way it teaches children basic colours, fine motor skills etc. Cute book, a must buy!
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My mom read this to me when I was little and I enjoyed reading it then. Now I enjoy reading it to my little one.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is for sure a classic. I had it read to me when I was little. I now read it to my kids.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! This is a classic children's book that should be shared, and read to every kid!
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't believe it's a "classic" We bought this book because we've always heard it referenced as being great. Wow. It's terrible.
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bedtime story! I first read this to my daughter when she was born 13 years ago and it became part of our bedtime ritual for years. When my son was born 5 years later, again it became part of the bedtime ritual. I absolutely loved this book! I am now purchasing it again for my sister's new baby and I hope she gets the same experience I did reading it to my babies.
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gift Goodnight Moon" fulfills two very powerful needs to small children - to keep their mothers close to their sides as long as possible and to make closure on their day by telling each object goodnight. It is a poetic and soothing book helping babies and parents to calm down and go to bed. This charming story of a young rabbit's bedtime ritual invokes the kind of cozy quiet that invites the peaceful security of pleasant dreams. This book is a "must have" for any parent of a young child. Add to it "Why Some Cats are Rascals, Book 1" and you have a perfect birthday package. You might also want to cosider Corduroy , The Giving Tree, and Love You Forever
Date published: 2009-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son's FAVOURITE book! I read this book to my son almost every night before bed. He is 7 months old now, but we have been reading this since he was 2 months old and as a result the book has a definite comforting feature to it. While he's not much of a crier, all babies have their fussy days and moments and if I read this book while he is in that zone, he will calm down, curl in and listen! I love having a book we can turn to that is so comforting to him. As well, because it is not too long it is very easy and natural to memorize the words as you read it (which really helps as baby ages and like to "help" turn the pages.
Date published: 2009-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting I have read this book so many times that I am now on my tenth copy of it. My son is now 11 years old but I am a childcare provider and this has been a favorite book of all my children. My son always chose this book as his last one before bedtime. He loved the book and the photos. Its simplicity is what captivates the children. It is a must for any parent to have in their collection.
Date published: 2006-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from been reading since she was a baby I have been reading this book to my daughter since she was a baby. She is now 2 1/2 and she is reading it to me every night. She loves it and the pictures and color is just wonderful. The pages where the light is on, makes the page look like the lamp is really lighting up the page. It's a wonderful book
Date published: 2006-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a classic This is one of my son's absolute favorites! I think all little people will enjoy it.
Date published: 2006-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Bedtime book both of my daughters loved this book from 18months on. My daughter (21 months) requests it every night to be read to her along with her bottle. A definite classic
Date published: 2006-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! I have been reading this to my 16 month old son almost every night before bedtime. He loves to point out things on the pages as I read. Definitely a must-have for all kids.
Date published: 2006-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous My daughter received this as a welcome gift. It had been a friend's favourite book and her mother's favourite book. Maddie loves it for all the different pictures and activities. She also loves its companion My World which is every bit as fabulous.
Date published: 2003-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good goodnight moon A staple in our family library, this book is more than a cute story; the progressive darkening of the pages, the "wandering" mouse, and the repetitive rhyme are all what makes this a must have for any family with young children!
Date published: 2000-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good night moon....and mouse? Count on this old time favorite to enchant your little one. They will be captivated as the little rabbit bids his surroundings good night with lulling words and beautiful illustations. And make sure not to miss the little mouse! My daughter has discovered a game of hide and seek with a little mouse in the green room that delights her evertime we read the story.
Date published: 2000-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodnight Moon An instant hit with both my children. A guaranteed bedtime favorite.
Date published: 1999-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodnight Moon Goodnight Moon is my all time favorite. I first read it to my son when he was 3 months old. He is now almost 22 years old. His sister (now 18) and younger brother (now 12) all went to sleep with this fabulous book. Bedtime was never so easy. I've recommended it to hundreds of people over the years - even to complete strangers that I see at Chapters browsing in the kid's section. It's the first thing I buy when I need a gift for someone's newborn. I'll certainly be reading it to my future grandchildren.
Date published: 1999-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodnight Moon I gave this book to my daughter when she was 21 months old. It became her favourite book immediately despite having dozens of other books she loves.
Date published: 1999-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This is my very favorite book, since I was 8 months old.
Date published: 1999-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Goodnight Moon" One Of A Kind! "Goodnight Moon" is becoming a classic in our household! Our 10 month old son loves the rhythmic writing of Margaret Wise Brown. It soothes him to sleep almost every night. The transition pictures from daylight to night are wonderful!
Date published: 1999-08-08

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From Our Editors

A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his room, in this classic story told with gently lulling words and soothing illustrations. 1988 Choices (Association of Booksellers for Children). Full color.

Editorial Reviews

“A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his moonlit room. Rhythmic, gently lulling words combined with warm and equally lulling pictures make this beloved classic “an ideal bedtime book.”