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Monday, January 22, 2007

Goodnight Moon

The first book I ever read to Daniel, when he was just a few days old, was "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown. It was my favorite book when I was a child, and I can still remember the sense of quiet I felt as I listened to my mother read it.

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 toyhouse
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"

Did you know these facts about the book?
  • On every color page, you can find the little mouse hiding somewhere.
  • "The Runaway Bunny", Margaret Wise Brown's other classic book, is on the bookshelf.
  • The painting on the wall of the bunny fishing is actually a drawing from "The Runaway Bunny."
  • There is a copy of "Goodnight Moon" on the nightstand beside the bed.
  • The three little bears have a picture of the cow jumping over the moon on their wall.
  • The Simpsons had an episode with Christopher Walken (brrrrr) reading the book to a group of increasingly frightened children. Yeah, that would put me over the edge.
  • The book is referred to in The Exorcist III. (Goodnight moon, goodnight stars, goodnight Amy.)
  • Opus enjoys his own version of "Goodnight Moon" in Bloom County.
  • Zits (one of my favorite comics about a teenage boy...I envision Daniel in a dozen years) did a parody of the book called "Goodnight Dude."


Stidmama said...

This was our standard bedtime book for many many years with the first child, alternating with "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram once the second child came along. They are now on my bookshelf awaiting (in a decade or more) my grandchildren...

Robin said...

We love that book in our house too. I can't remember the technical term (as a teacher you probably know it) but it is suppose to acclimate young children to the notion of separation.