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Where Exactly is the Great Green Room?

Goodnight Moon, in print more or less continuously since 1947, was a staple, not of my childhood but of my childrearing years. The child in question simply wouldn’t sleep without it. 112 more words

Holes, Moons, and Tea Parties

“A Hole Is To Dig: A First Book of Definitions” was the first book I recall reading. It spoke to me so comfortingly, both in its words and pictures, the sensation remains all these decades later. 688 more words

Margaret Wise Brown

Mini Review: All the Little Fathers

I rarely see children’s books that focus on the father, so I was excited to get my hands on this lovely book by Margaret Wise Brown.  116 more words


Book Review: Goodnight, Manger by Laura Sassi Illustrated by Jane Chapman

Mary and Joseph are putting baby Jesus to bed in the manger, except He just won’t settle down. Animals and Angels keep little Jesus awake because they are rejoicing in a loud manner. 285 more words

Goodnight Moon

Written by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd Harper Collins, 1947

In the great green room

There was a telephone

And a red balloon…

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Banned Books Month

“Quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times, a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.” – Margaret Wise Brown

Happy Birthday, Goodnight Moon!

Today, September 3, 2015, Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, is 68 years old!!!  That means, I should have had that book read to me as a young child.  250 more words