Book Review: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Book Review: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Clement Hurd

By Anne Angstadt, Alpharetta Library

“It's time for bed,” is a sentence that most children dread hearing. My son responds with, “Read one more story.” I usually choose a short book such as Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

Goodnight Moon has mesmerized young children for generations with its simple but relaxing prose.

Goodnight stars.

Goodnight air.

Goodnight noises everywhere.

The repetitive sentences make children and parents alike sleepy. By taking inventory of everything around him, the little bunny is able to calm down and go sleep. Restless children and even adults could try this trick when they can't sleep.

This delightful classic is available as an ebook and an audiobook on Hoopla. Borrow and read this charming story at bedtime tonight!