This attractive, classic tale that has delighted children for generations is the perfect book to read before bedtime
Margaret Wise Brown (1910 - 1952) was an American author of many popular tales for children, but is best known for her stories Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Clement Hurd (1908 - 1988) studied art in Paris and worked as a freelance decorative artist in New York before becoming a children's book illustrator. Best known for Goodnight Moon, he later created on many beautiful books with his wife Edith Thacher Hurd.
The sound of the words, the ideas they convey and the pictures
combine to lull and reassure * The New York Times *
Rhythmic, gently lulling words combined with warm and equally lulling pictures make this beloved classic an ideal bedtime book * Christian Science Monitor *
The words are like an incantation, a spell - intoxicating for children and mercifully unannoying for parents, even on the hundredth reading. To hear the opening line of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon - "In the great green room" - is to embark on a Proustian reverie about a calm place with the lights turned low and a child snuggling sleepily in your arms. It seems as complete as a children's book can be. * The New York Times *
It is inconceivable that the last line - "goodnight noises anywhere" could be uttered in anything but a whisper, by which point eyes are drooping and the Land of Nod beckons. * Evening Standard - The best timeless story books for young children *