"goodnight" to ordinary objects! And no one says it quite like Margaret Wise Brown in her bedtime classic, Goodnight Moon.
The magic of the final page: the green and yellow striped curtains framing the moonlit sky, the glowing of the fire and the windows of the dollhouse.
Since most of us own a copy, and because Clement Hurd's illustrations can not be given proper attention with the size of our group (and because I think it would be really fun!), let's enjoy a collective reading of Goodnight Moon tomorrow morning to close-out our bedtime theme for this month*!
So, if you're able to come and you own a copy, bring it along! Share it with a little one in your lap, or gather in a group with others that don't have a book.
We'll read it, talk about the pictures, and finally fingerplay it out with the I AM THE MOON fingerplay from last week...
I am the moon,
Big and round and BRIGHT.
By the time you see my face,
day has turned to NIGHT.
* Next week, August 25th, Captain Aaron is back with an encore firefighter storytime for the "bigger" kids before school starts!
** Photo by Liz Scopel. I love it, Liz!