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

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DAY 23

Cover of "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd
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Genre: Picture Book
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. “Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room — to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one — the little bunny says goodnight.


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A classic that never gets old! Goodnight Moon is the ideal bedtime story to wind down the night with.

It’s a slow, gentle, peaceful descent, grounding the reader into the story. It’s incredibly engaging as the cute, little bunny says goodnight to various things and sounds. I like how the story pretty much gives a room tour to the reader and allows the reader to take in every detail of the illustrations. My favorite lines: “Goodnight stars/ Goodnight air/Goodnight noises everywhere.”

Goodnight Moon is a must-have for one’s personal library.

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Throwback Thursday: I Spy and Where’s Waldo?

I am throwing it way back to two children’s books series that will make you nostalgic for your childhood: I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles and Where’s Waldo?.

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I Spy is a children’s picture book (published by Scholastic) where you search a picture filled with random objects and have to find certain things. It’s written by Jean Mazollo and photographed by Walter Wick. It’s meant for early readers but honestly these books are so entertaining and challenging that you can enjoy them at any age.

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Where’s Waldo? is another picture book seek-and-find series written and illustrated by Martin Rutherford. Within each incredibly detailed scene, you would have to find the well-known blue pants, red and white striped shirt and cap, glasses wearing figure, Waldo. He is very illusive. These puzzle books are much harder than I Spy but equally engaging.

What are some of your favorite classic picture books?

And, as always, happy reading!!!

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