Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, 1947
Where abstract meets concrete. This is a perfect sleepytime book with a lulling, rocking-chair rhythm as the little bunny says goodnight to all the familiar things in his room. Bold and simple illustrations show bunny getting into bed, getting under the covers, each spread taking him closer to sleep; it confronts nighttime fears with a gradual dimming of the lights and wishing goodnight to “nobody” and “noises everywhere.”
This book has been one of my favorites for going on ten years now. I believe we're on our second or third copy? Since board books are edible. A well-deserved classic.
Worth mentioning: there's now a parody by Alex Rex, Goodnight Goon.
Our family loves books. And I mean LOVES books. So below I've compiled a short list of our personal favorites. The books we have read and re-read until the covers fell off, then bought new copies to read again. Some are classics, ones I grew up with. Others are new.
& 2 A really good highchair and Baby Mum Mums. Wow! How did I survive the first three kids when all we had were Biter Biscuits? Remember those? They dissolved in a messy mush, with choking-sized chunks often breaking off in baby's mouth. Mum Mums are fabulous - they dissolve safely and slowly with no mess (less mess - it's not possible to use "no mess" and "baby" in the same sentence). Plus, they taste pretty good. Even for Mom. Did I just write that?
Keats captures the wonder of a snowy day in the story of Peter’s enjoyment of the season’s first snow. He shows pleasures that might seem mundane to an adult, dragging of a stick to make tracks, whapping a tree for the onomatopoeic “Plop!” of snow...
Where abstract meets concrete. This is a perfect sleepytime book with a lulling, rocking-chair rhythm as the little bunny says goodnight to all the familiar things in his room. Bold and simple illustrations show...