Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—he says goodnight. In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
Included on a list of 100 favourite books, as voted for by children, and published by the National Education Association (USA). 'A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his moonlit room. Rhythmic, gently lulling words combined with warm and equally lulling pictures make this beloved classic an ideal bedtime book.' --The Christian Science Monitor"
Marrgaret Wise Brown, (born May 23, 1910, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died November 13, 1952, Nice, France) prolific American writer of children’s literature whose books, many of them classics, continue to engage generations of children and their parents. In addition to publishing books under her own name, she used the pen names Timothy Hay, Golden MacDonald, and (in collaboration with Edith Thacher Hurd, another leading author) Juniper Sage. Her works, which ultimately ran to more than 100 titles, were illustrated by Clement Hurd and others. Clement Hurd (1908 - 1988) studied art in Paris and worked as a freelance decorative artist in New York before becoming a children's book illustrator. Best known for GOODNIGHT MOON, he later created on many beautiful books with his wife Edith Thacher Hurd.