Parents' Guide to

Goodnight Moon

By Mary Dixon Weidler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Ultimate going-to-bed book has stood the test of time.

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age 4+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 2+

Classic book for goodnight ritual!

I've reading this book for my son since he was 2 years old. He still enjoys it before bedtime.
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The rhythm is slow and calming, the rhymes are soft, the ritual of bidding good night to the familiar objects in the room is appealing. For more than 65 years this has been the ultimate going-to-bed book, the first book parents share with their children, the book kids ask for again and again, and the one parents don't mind reading again and again. It's easy to see why -- author Margaret Wise Brown and illustrator Clement Hurd do everything right. The pictures are full of interesting details -- the paintings hanging on the wall in bunny's room are of scenes from another Brown-Hurd collaboration, The Runaway Bunny.

The book is smaller than many picture books, just the right size for young hands to hold. The colors are simple and vivid, gradually getting dimmer in the room as the night sky gets brighter outside the window.

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