Goodnight Moon

Rating

A book about nothing, nothing, and also nothing.

Goodnight X, Goodnight Y. That's pretty much it. A little bunny is going to bed and saying "goodnight" to every frigging thing in his house. And outside of his house.

This book bores me to tears. It's not bad, but it's not interesting. It's just a list. This would be more interesting than a list of bullet points than a book. The pictures are very dated and not that interesting to look at. Nothing happens. It's not really a story. It doesn't go anywhere. It doesn't have very many words, which I guess is a good combination with the lack of story. If it had more words it would just be even more boring.

Message

None.

Illustrators
Publication Year
1947
Age Range
4-8
Number of Pages
32
Number of words on a typical page
10

Ange (not verified)

5 years 8 months ago

I'm late to this, but no matter since no one else has commented. But I do agree with you. I bought this because I'd heard so many good reviews - but I was bored witless every time I read it to my kids. It's not even written well (aside from being dull) - that line about the bowl of mush is so ugly.

It's always nice to hear from readers, agree or disagree. I think part of the idea behind "Goodnight Moon" and similar books is that it bores the child to sleep. The main problem is that it also bores the parent to sleep.

If you're looking for a bedtime book, I recommend "Sleep Like a Tiger" (see my review at http://www.drttmk.com/books/sleep-tiger). It's much better written, and has the added benefit of the parents giving their child the option of not literally sleeping, as long as she stays in bed.