Publication date: 02.08.2012
Number of pages: 15
Illustrated by Clement Hurd
This gentle bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share at bedtime.
In a great green room a little bunny is tucked up snugly and safely in bed and is getting ready to say goodnight to all the familiar things in his room, one by one.
Margaret Wise Brown's comforting, rhythmical text accompanied by the warmth of Clement Hurd's classic mid-century illustrations make Goodnight Moon a timeless picture book, which is known and loved around the world.
Margaret Wise Brown (1910 - 1952) was a hugely prolific and successful American author of many popular books for children, but is best known for her stories Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.
Clement Hurd is the well-loved illustrator of the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon. Before becoming a children’s book illustrator he studied art in Paris and worked as a freelance decorative artist in New York. Later he collaborated on many projects with his wife Edith Thacher. Sadly, Clement passed away in 1988. He will always be remembered for the tender, witty and enchanting world he created.
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08 September 2016
By Helen Weir
A few top tips on how to get your child to fall asleep from our special new edition of Goodnight Moon