Book Review: Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon 1 2 3

Posted March 4, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's, Target Audience

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Book Review: Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon 1 2 3

Goodnight Moon 1 2 3


Margaret Wise Brown

It is part of the Over the Moon #2 series and is a picture book in Hardcover edition that was published by HarperCollins on July 1, 2007 and has 32 pages.

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Illustrator: Clement Hurd
Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Goodnight Moon

Part of the Over the Moon children’s picture book series and revolving around Bunny with an emphasis on counting the creatures and objects found in Goodnight Moon, 2.

My Take

Perfect for the parent who wants to introduce their young ones to the concept of counting. And a major reason why you can stretch this book out as easily as Goodnight Moon.

It’s an easy book to write, as Wise and Hurd are counting and not telling a story.

The first page spread begins with one…Mama Bunny knitting in her elaborate yellow rocker. It progresses on to “two little kittens” and “three little bears” with clean pages and lots of white space. It’s perfect for focusing young minds on the topic of that particular page, giving parents the opportunity to discuss each page.

Those naughty kittens with Mama’s ball of yarn. Those grumpy three bears…and, hmmm, what story do they remind your little one of?

As I progressed through to the “ten little houses”, I realized I was singing along to “The Twelves Days of Christmas”, lol. With a HUGE surprise at the end. I was not expecting that jump!

Surprisingly, Bunny doesn’t take part except in a cameo!

The Cover and Title

The cover is a deep royal blue night sky with a huge full moon over which the yellow cow is jumping. The black-and-white kittens, the red baloon, and Mama Bunny knitting in her rocker are all on the cover. The title and author’s and illustrator’s names are in yellow; the title is spread across the top of the title, and the names are in a coral band at the bottom of the cover. The 1 2 3 are in coral, green, and blue against that white moon.

The title is to the point, for it’s a counting book in Goodnight Moon 1 2 3.