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Book of the Week: Good Night Moon

Book of the Week reading together

 

Reading together is big in this house.

I don’t need to tell you all the reasons why reading is important-you’ve heard them all before. 

But, each week I am going to share with you the books we are reading along with our family favourites in case you need some  inspiration in your house. 

 

“The more your read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you will go.”

-Dr. Seuss

 

 

My first Book of the Week HAS to be Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown with picture by Clement Hurd.

Goodnight Moon

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3227400

This is THE classic American bed time book for generations.  We introduced bedtime stories to the kids before they were both 12 weeks old and this was always the first story we read.  (I firmly believe Goodnight Moon helped make them the excellent sleepers they are today). Our copy is well loved and falling apart. Complete with bite marks and slobber stains.

First published in 1947 Goodnight Moon is really a poem that tells a story about a bunny saying goodnight to the things in his room before going to bed.  The pictures alternate between bold colours and black and white – great for little ones.  The story’s short length and repetition make this an ideal book for even the youngest child.

We love Goodnight Moon so much it is one of our baby gift books we get for friends who have their first child.  Starting a home library for someone is a great way to welcome their new baby.

Goodnight Moon was actually second in a series of three books written by Brown & illustrated by Hurd. The other two books are  Runaway Bunny and My World.  We like these ones too.

*This post contains affiliate links for Bookdepository.com  That means if you purchase any book through link provided I get a small percentage.  It doesn’t mean they have asked me to recommend any specific books, the books I mention are all ones we know and love in our house. 

It doesn’t matter where you get your books just get them!!!  BUT….Bookdepository.com does offer FREE shipping to just about everywhere..who doesn’t love FREE?!?

Also… Since January 2016 joining all  city and county libraries in Cork are FREE!  You really have no excuse not to check out some new books!

 

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