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Literature / Goodnight Moon

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Goodnight Moon (1947) is a children's picture book. Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, it tells the story of a bunny going to sleep who says goodnight to everything he sees in his room, all in simple, poetic language.

It is considered a classic.

This book provides examples of:

  • Furry Confusion: The protagonists are anthropomorphic rabbits, but they own non-anthropomorphic cats.
  • "Getting Ready for Bed" Plot: The book is about the bunny saying goodnight to everything and everyone as he goes to bed.
  • Shout-Out: All of the paintings hanging in the nursery except for the cow jumping over the moon are illustrations from The Runaway Bunny.
  • Slice of Life: There's nothing to indicate this is in any way an unusual night for the bunny.