I’m joining in Susanna Leonard Hill’Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.

You can see how Enzo likes to snack on his board book.

Goodnight Moon
Written by Margaret Wise Brown and Illustrated by Clement Hurd, Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. 1947

Suitable for: Ages newborn and up

Theme/Topics: Bedtime

In the great green room
There was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of —

Brief Synopsis: A little bunny says goodnight to his room and his world before drifting off to sleep.

Link to Resources: Along with the Harper Collins one page activity sheet this link offers additional worksheets including matching games, rhyming words, coloring sheets and a “goodnight” activity with your child’s room. At our house, we play the “hello” world game in the morning by naming objects in Enzo’s room.

Why I chose this book: It’s the first book I purchased for my son before he was born. I read it was a must for any child, so I purchased a copy. The genius of the book didn’t strike me when I first picked it up during my pregnancy. After Enzo’s arrival and multiple readings, I appreciate the simplicity of the words. I think it’s a brilliant story. Oh, and “rookie parent tip:” Buy the board book version. The paperback version is no match for little, grabby hands or emerging teeth. Enzo received the board book version as a gift.

P.S. I don’t know why I’m having some formatting issues with the blog this week. It looks fine. I hit publish and things change. I’ll put on my technical hat and see if I can tinker with it over the weekend … now how do I raise the lid on this thing to check the engine.