Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: Goodnight Moon

This adorable little book, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, is a perfect bedtime story for your little one. This book was written as much for wiggly toddlers as for adults who are winding down for the night. The cadence and rhythm of the words manage to convey the image and feeling of drifting off to sleep.

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.
In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

 Activity: Make your own moons! Cut out moon shapes (circles, crescents, and gibbous) with sponges, and use them with washable paints to make sponge paintings. You can also take two paper plates, paint them yellow, sprinkle glitter over the wet paint, and then cut one of the plates into a crescent shape when the paint is dry, to create all three moon shapes. To complete the effect, punch holes in the tops and let your child hang them up in their room somewhere. You can also hang them at different lengths from a dowel rod or a sturdy drinking straw to make a moon mobile.

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