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Goodnight Moon

Tonight is the night everyone’s talking about the ‘supermoon’.  I’m sure it’s indeed brilliant and beautiful. I took pictures last night. Tonight is just overcast enough to hide it. The moon doesn’t have to appear 14% larger or 30% brighter to impress me. I’ve loved the moon since I was 3. It all began in that great green room…

“In the great green room
there was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of–

The cow jumping over the moon

and there were three little bears, sitting on chairs

and two little kittens and a pair of mittens

and a little toy house and a young mouse

and a comb and a brush and bowl full of mush

and a quiet old lady who was whispering “hush”

Goodnight room

goodnight moon

goodnight cow jumping over the moon

goodnight light and the red balloon

goodnight bears goodnight chairs

goodnight kittens goodnight mittens

goodnight clocks and goodnight socks

goodnight little house and goodnight mouse

goodnight comb and goodnight brush

goodnight nobody goodnight mush

and goodnight to the old lady whispering “hush”

goodnight stars, goodnight air

goodnight noises everywhere.”

~Margaret Wise Brown

Thank you, Margaret. Goodnight moon…

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6 thoughts on “Goodnight Moon

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  3. i have great memories of reading this book to all the kids, starting with tracy. she would point to the bowl of mush and say “muss”. oh the memories!

    • Interestingly,when Goodnight Moon was published in 1947 it was a pretty slow starter. Only 1,500 copies were sold by 1953; by 1970 total sales were up to 20,000 in 1970; and by 1990, the total number of copies sold exceeded 4 million. Some times it takes time for true treasures to be valued.

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