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A Child’s Goodnight: Enjoy Your Adventure in the Forest of Dreams

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Overview of Good Night Poem

In this beautiful bedtime book, sheep and kangaroos, bunnies and bees, kittens, and kids sleep when nighttime arrives. Margaret Wise Brown's quiet words and Jean Charlot's gentle lithographs mix to create a perfect lullaby that is just correct for a child to carry to bed. With this edition, A Child's Good Night Book is restored to the small size and warm colours of the actual book, first published in the 20th century. The book is meant to be taken during bedtime to indulge in a sweet and sound sleep.

The Cover of the Book “ A Child’s Good Night”

The Cover of the Book “ A Child’s Good Night”

Children Listening to Nighttime Stories

Children Listening to Nighttime Stories

A Short Good Night Poem

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

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 a 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

And 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

About the Poet 

Margaret Wise Brown was a prolific American author of children's literature whose works, many of which are considered classics, continue to capture future generations of children and their parents. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 23, 1910, and passed away in Nice, France, on November 13, 1952.

Because of how well-received her novels were, she left Scott's employment in 1941 to devote herself entirely to writing, frequently finishing five or more children's books a year. She wrote works under her own name as well as under the pen names Timothy Hay, Golden MacDonald, & Juniper Sage (in conjunction with Edith Thacher Hurd, another well-known author). Clement Hurd as well as other artists drew the illustrations for her novels, which eventually numbered over 100 titles.


This book delivers a sweet short bedtime fiction that lulls little juniors to go to sleep with its peaceful text and lovely artwork. As night arrives, the book shows little children with a series of animals who seek their rest, from sleepy sheep to sleepy pussycats, topped with children who speak their prayers and go to bed. The book ends with a small prayer: "Dear Father please hear and bless us/ Thy creatures and singing birds, / And protect us with love / Small things that hold no words."

The night is coming and small things without words are going to sleep . . . sleepy bunnies, sleepy birds, and sleepy children, too, are getting under their covers. "

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FAQs on A Child’s Goodnight: Enjoy Your Adventure in the Forest of Dreams

1. What is said by the elderly woman in Goodnight Moon?

The millions of children who listen to GOODNIGHT MOON as they go to sleep each night never doubt it. They only need to know that she is the quiet elderly woman who whispers "hush" for them to know who she is.

2. What lesson may be learned from the Poem Child’s Goodnight?

The lesson that a kid can learn from Child’s Goodnight poem is to get similar with the different times in a day and how night is different from morning and evening. This also, makes them familiar with the idea that every living being rests during the night and a good sleep is important for a healthy life.

3. Why bedtime poems are important for kids?

Children's bedtime poetry allows you to convey your feelings and thoughts to them in a way that will help them unwind and think clearly as they prepare to fall asleep.

Children can acquire new vocabulary terms, improve their language abilities, and think more positively and creatively with the aid of bedtime poems for kids.