What is the first line of Goodnight Moon?

What is the first line of Goodnight Moon?

The story opens, “In the great green room/ There was a telephone/ And a red balloon/ And a picture of—/ The cow jumping over the moon.” The enumeration of all that is in the room goes on for seven picture pages.

Is Goodnight Moon creepy?

Because, dear lord, Goodnight Moon is a creepy book. If you’ve never read it, everything takes place in a weirdly stilted room that – although never made explicit – probably stinks to high heaven of formaldehyde.

Why was the book Goodnight Moon banned?

The New York Library didn’t carry the book—it was basically banned for 25 years because “influential New York Public Library children’s librarian Anne Carroll Moore disliked the story so much when it was published in 1947 that the Library didn’t carry it … until 1972.”

Is Goodnight Moon about death?

Why would someone want to twist Goodnight Moon? It’s a children’s lullaby book. It is not about death. People do the same thing with The Giving Tree by trying to say that it is all about selfishness.

What age group is Goodnight Moon for?

2 – 5 Years
Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064430173
Sales rank: 8,270
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD360L (what’s this?)
Age Range: 2 – 5 Years

Who could hate Goodnight Moon this powerful New York librarian?

Anne Carroll Moore
“If Anne Carroll Moore didn’t like a book, she could effectively kill it.” The NYPL didn’t carry Goodnight Moon until 1972—and since then, it’s been checked out over 100,000 times from New York City libraries. As always: gatekeepers, wild!

How much did the author of Goodnight Moon make?

Last year, “Goodnight Moon” topped many millennium-inspired best-of lists, and Mr. Clarke’s royalties totaled $572,370. So far this year, he has received $341,000.

Why is Goodnight Moon famous?

Our family is hardly alone in our love for Goodnight Moon: it is one of the most famous American children’s books in the world. Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, it was first published on Sept. 3, 1947, where it was originally sold as just a simple bedtime story with a friendly bunny.

What Goodnight Moon teaches kids?

Writer Ellen Handler Spitz suggests that Goodnight Moon teaches “young children that life can be trusted, that life has stability, reliability, and durability.”