Goodnight Moon Stories by Writer Ellen Handler Spitz suggests that “young children that life can be trusted, that life has stability, reliability, and durability.It is popular largely because it helps parents put children to sleep. Goodnight Moon, Bernstein argues, is both a bedtime book and a going-to-bed book, whereas Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is a bedtime book because it “has as much potential to excite as to tranquilize child readers.
Goodnight Moon contains a number of references to Brown and Hurd’s The Runaway Bunny and to traditional children’s literature. For example, the room of Goodnight Moon generally resembles the next-to-last spread of The Runaway Bunny, where the little bunny becomes a little boy and runs into a house, and the mother bunny becomes the little boy’s mother; shared details include the fireplace and the painting by the fireplace of “The Cow Jumping Over the Moon”, though other details differ (the colors of the walls and floor are switched, for instance).
A young bunny says goodnight to the objects and creatures in a green-walled bedroom, drifting gradually to sleep as the lights dim and the moon glows in a big picture window. Goodnight Moon has sold more than 48 million copies since it was published in 1947.
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