Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Goodnight Goon

Goodnight Goon. Michael Rex. 2008. Penguin. 32 pages.

Just in time for Halloween comes a monster-filled parody of a children's classic, Goodnight Moon. Goodnight Goon has it all--Martians, mummies, bats, werewolves, and much, much more. This book will make a great read aloud treat in October. And would definitely be a fun addition to school and classroom libraries everywhere. (This may just inspire a few more parodies of Goodnight Moon.)

In the cold gray tomb
There was a gravestone
And a black lagoon
And a picture of--
Martians taking over the moon
And there were three little mummies rubbing their tummies...

To find out what else there is...to eventually say goodnight to...in this parody, you'll need to track down a copy at your local bookstore or library and read it yourself.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

  1. As someone who will be able to recite Goodnight Moon when they're 106 and don't even remember their own name, this looks awesome.

    Thanks for the heads up!