Author: Margaret Wise Brown,
Publisher:Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 1947
Place of publication: New York
Goodnight Moon is a perfect story for bedtime. As it is a picture storybook, it allows children to follow and point to the objects that the narrator is saying goodnight too. The illustrations are colorful on one page on one page and black and white on another page. This keeps the children’s attention because they will be looking for the objects and wondering why the sudden change in illustrations. The character is a young rabbit which resonates with the young children who are reading this book or being read this book. They see the main character as nearing dreamland and follows along as the young rabbit says goodnight to various objects. This may give children the idea that they can relate to the main character. The writing style helps to indicate to the child that it is night time and the young rabbit is in bed. This picture book is a classic because it is filled with fun colorful objects that the young rabbit can see from his bed and dreams. Children may like the idea of finding the objects as well as follow the story.
Author:& Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date of publication: 1939
Place of publication: NY