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Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 14, 2008

4.7 out of 5 stars 161 customer reviews

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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 The young bunny has been replaced by a little monster, but he still wears striped pajamas as he lies in his bed and says good night to his surroundings.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
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (August 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399245340
  • ASIN: B004R96U7C
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.4 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,140,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book is so very awesome and I am so NOT very awesome with written reviews. But, nonetheless, I will try because this little book needs to be out there and READ.

First and foremost - I simply love Halloween and am always on the hunt for good Halloween books. This book did not disappoint. The illustrations are excellent and the rhyme is the same cadence as with Goodnight, Moon. Adults who love Halloween and kids who love Goodnight, Moon will all equally enjoy this book.

Every page is chockful of images to peruse and discover. FUN images that are still spooky, scary and frightful without being overly gruesome for little brains. I see this being a classic for our family for years to come.
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Our family has enjoyed Micheal Rex's books for years but this one is the best! It is a wonderful, fun parody of the children's classic, "Goodnight Moon" (appropriate for all ages). My children loved the spin on the classic, a book they know by heart! Parents - add it to your collection! Teachers - what a great resource for teaching how to write a parody or just as a great Halloween story (but can also be read throughout the year!). It will hopefully become a classic just like the original. We hope Michael Rex finally gets the recognition he deserves as an author and illustrator!
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My wife and I got this book for our daughter because she LOVES 'Goodnight Moon' and several friends recommended this 'Goodnight Goon' parody version. I can honestly say that my daughter enjoys the Goon version better than the original. This book is rich in detail and full of things for you little one to see and point at. My 14 month old daughter loves the Ghosts in it and now she is making ghost noises whenever she see's a Halloween decoration with ghosts in it :) I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has kids that enjoy 'Goodnight Moon'.
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I discovered this book today and, being a HUGE fan of Goodnight Moon, I was so excited! This book is adorable and is so fun for Halloween. I am sure it would be cute even if you have not read Goodnight Moon, but if you are familiar with Goodnight Moon, it is hilarious! I am excited to read this book to my son!

Also, check out Michael Rex's new Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody for a hilarious Halloween scream!
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I obviously didn't read the description well when I ordered this. It is a "board book". My son is 6 and when I received it I thought it would be too young for him. It isn't. The pictures are HILARIOUS in this. The creatures are all funny, it hints to monsters living under your bed, and it is a longer book than expected. The artwork in this is absolutely incredible. You can stare at the pages for minutes because there is so much going on! Very cool, and cute, book.
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I had my doubts as most parodys are disappointing but this was AWESOME!!! My 2 year old usually flips through book and book but last night she wanted to read this over and over! My 1 year old usually doesn't pay attention during stories and surprisingly he did this time! Aside from this book holding their interests, it rhymes well, and the pictures are very interesting to look at!
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I bought this book to read to my son at halloween time (it is his favorite holiday). It is a such a cute idea and is based on the book "goodnight moon" which he was also familar with. The illustrations are amazing and the book is clever and well written. We now read this year round, not just at halloween. If your kids love the original goodnight moon or if they just love monsters pick up this book...they will enjoy reading it and so will you!!
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My 2 year old asks me to read this over & over & over again! To the point where I can read it with my eyes closed. It is such a funny spin on Goodnight Moon, I think I like it even better than the original! Full of creepy crawlies, mummies, vampires, goblins and of course the Goon!
It would be a cute gift for a 1 or 2 year old boy :)
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