Goodnight Moon/Buenas Noches, Luna 123: A Counting Book/Un Libro para Contar

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Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media
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Bedtime classic turned into fun bilingual counting book.

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Educational Value

Names and counts familiar objects in two languages, shows a nighttime routine. 

Positive Messages

Numbers are everywhere! We can count everyday things, even those we find at home. Following routines can be helpful.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The quiet old lady whispering hush ... the bunny going to sleep at the end. All good examples of how following routines, including counting objects, can help you get ready for sleep.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Goodnight Moon / Buenas Noches, Luna 123: A Counting Book / Un Libro para Contar is based on the classic bedtime story by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. This is a counting-to-10 book based on the creatures and objects found in the classic Goodnight Moon -- one quiet old lady whispering hush, two little kittens, three little bears sitting on chairs, etc. This bilingual edition includes an English sentence on each page, followed by it's Spanish translation. Each number is featured in bold, colored letters, in English and Spanish.

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What's the story?

GOODNIGHT MOON / BUENAS NOCHES, LUNA 123: A COUNTING BOOK / UN LIBRO PARA CONTAR is a story that counts from one to 10 and then skips to 100 by counting "cien estrellas." This bedtime story counts different objects -- cuatro vaquitas que saltan sobre la Luna, cinco teléfonosseis tazones de papilla -- to help the little rabbit go to sleep at the end of the book.

Is it any good?

This engaging little book makes counting fun for little ones. It's a great read for bilingual kids or for families looking to learn/practice a new language. Goodnight Moon / Buenas Noches, Luna 123: A Counting Book / Un Libro para Contar counts from one to 10 and then skips to 100. This goodnight story counts different objects to help the little rabbit go to sleep. It's a fun way to work on counting skills and look for the familiar things from Goodnight Moon, everyone's favorite bedtime story. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about following bedtime routines, just like the ones the little bunny character follows in Goodnight Moon / Buenas Noches, Luna 123: A Counting Book / Un Libro para Contar. How do you get ready for bed?

  • Read through this book together and identify and count the items on each page, in English and in Spanish.

  • What items can you count at home? Find items around your house that you can count, in English and in Spanish.

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