Book 82 - Goodnight Moon #100daysofbooks (verdict: sweet, but a bit tricky)

Day 82. Goodnight Moon is a book with an interesting history. It's a well-loved classic, purported to have hypnotic effects for putting children to sleep, and has a sad tale in the benefactor of the author's estate. Master A's dad read it while we all listened, and we both agree that getting the rhythm right, especially the first two pages, is tricky. I think, given the choice, I'd still go for Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site - it seems a bit more cohesive than Goodnight Moon. But for a story that's been around for 65 years, something must have long-range appeal.

Master A's verdict: No hypnotic effects here - have to try again when older.


  • Title: Goodnight Moon
  • Author/Illustrator: Margaret Wise Brown / Clement Herd
  • Source: In home library
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

What's on tomorrow? Another library pick.