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Tunes and Texts: Goodnight Moon

If there's one book that's synonymous with bedtime, it's Goodnight Moon. I was given at least three copies of it when I was pregnant. It is one of the few books that my husband and I both recall our parents reading to us when we were wee ones. He claims that it can still put him to sleep. (I keep a copy of it on our bedside table in case of emergencies).

Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd created this masterpiece over 60 years ago and it has become a staple in most children's libraries. There are bright colored illustrations as well as black and white ones to hold a baby's attention. On top of the pretty artwork, the story is written in a sweet and soothing rhyme - just what baby needs at bedtime.

Goodnight noises everywhere... yawn.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I used to LOVE this book!
qbert qbert 9 years
I need to buy a second copy. My mom bought lil Harper her first copy, but it was laying next to her in her swing when she exploded out of her pants. I threw it away.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
We have two copies, a hardback and a paperback. Sandra boyton is another awesome writer!
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
Love it! My daughter is 7 and still likes to read it.
Pets Pets 9 years
I love it!!
sgdish sgdish 9 years
A classic -- my children loved it when I read to them -- I'm sure they will read it to their children someday!
kimmie33 kimmie33 9 years
My daughter (now 4) has had this book since she was a day old, and now has it memorized. She has since passed it down to her 2 yr old brother, and he's crazy for it! Whata classic....every child needs a copy. It's a great way to wind down for even makes me yawn!
amh678 amh678 9 years
I love this book! I remember my mom reading it to me when I was little.
jaeshizzle jaeshizzle 9 years
I still have the copy my mom read to me and my brother as kids and now I read it to my baby boy. He LOVES it!!
redsugar redsugar 9 years
I hate this book with a passion. It's weak and has lame illustrations. Unfortunately, My toddler LOVES it. I truly wonder how this book became a "classic".
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Such a great book. Another good bedtime story is Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book. My sister could never make it to the end!
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
We recently got this and Mikey loves it.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
Awww... Goodnight Moon is one of my favorite books to read to my godchildren
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Awww. This brings back happy memories of my mom reading to me...
sashak sashak 9 years
Oh I love this book! Have ya'll seen the skit where Christopher Walken reads it? It is hilarious!!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I too got several copies of this when I had my kid. The Seattle Children's Theater made a play out of it...but it just didn't have the same vibe. I love this book. :)
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
Love this book. But I had to buy my own! No fair!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
Yep - This was one of the first books I picked up when I learned I was pregnant. :D
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