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Reviews:
100 Words Per Minute by Adina Sara
After the Funeral by Edwin Murphy
Andrea by John O'Hara
The Art of Reading by Reading is Fundamental
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Contraband by Clarence Budington Kelland
Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
Dirt in the Well by Linda Lyon
Games to Play with Babies by Jackie Silberg
Ginger by Charlotte Voake Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Gryphon by Nick Bantock
A House Divided by Pearl S. Buck
Little Cricket's Song by Readers Digest Association
The Leopard Hat by Valerie Steiker
Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr
My Yard by Heinz Kluetmeier
The Old Maid by Edith Wharton
Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore
Silver Lies by Ann Parker
The Summerfolk by Doris Burn
Sun Dog by Stephen King
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner

Miscellaneous
$275 Later...
At the Park
Babies Aren't Dolls
Bitter Herbs
BookCrossing Misadventures
Breakfast Hijinks
Cheerios
Chicken Pie
Coldy and Rainy
Don't 'Lurp Your 'Oup
Easter
Elephants on Mars
Getting Ready for School
Harriet's Teeth
How I Read
Hunting Eggs
In Search of a Wii
A Lazy Day
Magenta
No Sleep and Six Teeth
Owl at School
Painting Again
Period
Return to Normal
Where Have All the Books Gone?
You Know that Burning Plastic Smell

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8


Comments for Goodnight Moon

Goodnight MoonGoodnight Moon: 04/26/07

At the April BookCrossing meeting Sean and I were given a stack of children's books. Goodnight Moon is one of those books.

Goodnight Moon is one of those books that's so ubiquitous that one starts to take it for granted. I realized I knew the story and yet hadn't ever read it myself. I don't even know if my mother read it to me. Nor did I know Margaret Wise Brown had written it. In retrospect I should have know she wrote the book, she seems to have written most of the classics.

I can see the appeal of Goodnight Moon to young children. The soothing rhyme first introduces the characters (the old woman, the two kittens, the young mouse and of course the young bunny) and sets the scene (the room, the toys, the pictures, and so forth). Then it is time to undo the set up by saying goodnight to everything. As a coda, some extra things beyond the initial scene are also wished a goodnight ending with a wistful: "goodnight noises everywhere."

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