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Children’s Readathon Book Review: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown


Pages: 32
Genre: Children/Poetry
Publication Date: 
September 3, 1947
Themes: Appreciation, Nighttime Routine

This book is part a Children’s Readathon held by James @This is My Truth Now. The theme this week is Picture Books.

SynopsisA young rabbit notices the objects in and outside his room. He says good night to all of them.


my review

This cute picture book would be a great tool for toddlers and preschoolers to introduce them to how fun reading can be. The illustrations are inviting, the phrases are simple, and the repetition can help children learn vocabulary easier. 

One of my favorite aspects (even as an adult) was trying to find the objects in the room as the narrator points them out and says good night to each one. This search-and-find activity would be easy to do with youngsters, which I’m sure they would fully enjoy.

The only improvement I can to make is in regards to the two characters present. It is easy to see that the young rabbit in bed is the narrator, and I’m sure the “quiet old lady” is his grandmother. However, it would be nice to give names to them.

Overall, I feel this is a sweet, simple, yet beneficial book for little ones.

My Rating4 stars


I would recommend this to toddlers and preschoolers to read with their parents, guardians, and/or teachers, as a bedtime story.

Was this a book of my choosing or one for review?
40 out of 50 books of my choosing for 2018!

7 thoughts on “Children’s Readathon Book Review: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

  1. Thank you so much for participating. Linked the review at:

    Great review! I wonder how kids interpret the two characters… do we as adults see it differently and they connect right away? I totally understood what you meant. It’s amazing how kids react to going to bed at night! ‘It can’t end, I’m having too much fun.’

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    1. You’re welcome, I had fun participating this week!

      Thank you! This could very well be the case – kids could see it differently from adults. One day, if we have kids, you know I’m going to watching for their reactions to certain things while reading stories and see what they see, lol.

      Haha, so true. I guess that’s why you have to try to tire them out before bedtime routine. 🙂

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