- Age Range: 1 - 3 years
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Lexile Measure: AD370L (What's this?)
- Board book: 30 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (August 16, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399260110
- ISBN-13: 978-0399260117
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody Board book – August 16, 2012
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Grade 1–3—Imitation can indeed be sincere flattery, as Rex proves in his slightly eerie reworking of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's classic bedtime tale. The young bunny has been replaced by a little monster, but he still wears striped pajamas as he lies in his bed and says good night to his surroundings. "In the cold gray tomb/There was a gravestone/And a black lagoon/And a picture of—Martians taking over the moon." The parody is clever, matching original verse with rhymes that seem unforced and appropriate for the new setting: "Goodnight skull/And goodnight shoe/Goodnight creature/Goodnight goo/And goodnight to the old werewolf hollering 'Boo.'" Rex's color drawings create a monster child's bedroom filled with the same late-evening light of Hurd's illustrations. The book ends on the same peaceful note as the original. A clever offering just right for graduates of bedtimes with Goodnight Moon.—Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME
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A clever offering just right for graduates of bedtimes with Goodnight Moon. --School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Children's stories tend to revolve around a theme, message, or character, and while buying "holiday" books may seem a bit redundant, as you tend to only read them around that holiday, this book is an exception to that rule. With the popularity of vampires, werewolves, and other other-worldly creatures in today's culture, this book is one that you can read any time of the year, not just around Halloween.
I would consider the age range for this book to be anywhere between 3 & 9. Younger children will love having this story read to them, and older children will enjoy reading this story for themselves. This book is a great addition to any childhood library, especially for fans of "Goodnight Moon".