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Goodnight Moon    by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd order for
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
Order:  USA  Can
HarperCollins, 1991
Hardcover, Paperback, Audio

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* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

My original copy of Goodnight Moon has fallen apart, from readings to my own sons as babies and toddlers, whose small hands clutched the pages and pointed to the different objects as I read them aloud. This wonderful book was part of the bed-time (and middle of the night) ritual for my children as for countless others. Now I give it to other parents as they begin with their own newborns.

Small children need familiarity at bedtime, and this story has given so many of them a remembered ritual to go through and a feeling of comfort to help them get to sleep - enhanced of course by the slowly darkening room in the illustrations. Goodnight Moon is a soothing read both for harried parents and their over-stimulated offspring; the picture book that any new parents must have in their nursery.

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