Happy Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown!

[ 0 ] May 23, 2007 |

GoodnightmoonI believe Good Night Moon is on the “top ten list” of required items for new parents (along with diapers, wipes, car seat, etc.). This book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd was one of the first books we read to our boys when they were babies. It was not long before my husband and I had the story memorized.

Good Night Moon is like a spoken lullaby for kids. Its simple text and lovely childlike pictures help ease the transition from day into night as the narrator says goodnight to everything in the room. I have fond memories of my boys’ development–from listening to the story to their slowly joining in the story by pointing to the objects on the page as we read aloud.

Margaret Wise Brown (1910—1952) has touched the lives of many kids with her writing. Celebrate Margaret Wise Brown’s birthday. Read or reread Good Night Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and discover her other books.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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