This gentle bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share at bedtime.
In a great green room a little bunny is tucked up snugly and safely in bed and is getting ready to say goodnight to all the familiar things in his room, one by one.
Margaret Wise Brown's comforting, rhythmical text accompanied by the warmth of Clement Hurd's classic mid-century illustrations make Goodnight Moon a timeless picture book, which is known and loved around the world. Printed now with a beautifully vivid orange pantone ink to recapture the magic of the 1947 original, Goodnight Moon makes the perfect birthday or christening gift.
Margaret Wise Brown
Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Even though she died over 45 years ago, her books still sell very well. Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading. She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem.
Clement Hurd is the well-loved illustrator of the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon. Before becoming a children’s book illustrator he studied art in Paris and worked as a freelance decorative artist in New York. Later he collaborated on many projects with his wife Edith Thacher. Sadly, Clement passed away in 1988. He will always be remembered for the tender, witty and enchanting world he created.