Goodnight Moon

Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite books for evening read-alouds, “Goodnight Moon”. This classic picture book about the quiet and warmth of bedtime enriches the parent-child bonding time.

¥1,466 (2024/03/18 00:05時点 | Amazon調べ)

Basic Information

  • Title: Goodnight Moon
  • Author: Margaret Wise Brown
  • Illustrator: Clement Hurd
  • Year of Publication: 1947
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Age Range: 4 to 8 years old


This picture book is a heartwarming story about a little rabbit who says “Goodnight” to everything in his room before going to bed. In the quiet night, the rabbit says “Goodnight Moon” and “Goodnight chairs” to the various objects in his room one after another. This repetitive rhythm gives children a sense of security and helps them prepare for sleep.


One of the most striking features of “Goodnight Moon” is its repetition. This repetitive writing style allows children to enjoy predictable patterns and also teaches them the joy of reading. Clement Hurd’s charming illustrations beautifully capture the stillness and peacefulness of the night, further enriching the story’s atmosphere.

Discover and Learn

This picture book also helps to expand vocabulary and improve reading comprehension. It can also be read as part of a bedtime routine to bring calm and reassurance to children at the end of the day. Reading together with parents and children also provides a time for bonding.

Recommended Readers

Goodnight Moon is ideal for toddlers and young children seeking a bedtime story. It is also recommended for parents who are just starting a collection of picture books, and for childcare professionals and teachers who are looking for new options for storytelling.


With its simple, heartwarming story, repetitive rhythm, and charming illustrations, “Goodnight Moon” has become a staple of evening reading in many families. This picture book will continue to be loved by children for many years to come because it brings a sense of security and love to children and teaches them the joy of reading. Perfect for parent-child read-alouds, I hope you will add this picture book to your bedtime routine.

Japanese translation here


I am a mother of one child with a love of picture books! The time I spend reading picture books with my child is a treasure for me. In this blog, I introduce picture books that have left a deep impression on me and share the charm of stories that nurture children's imagination and sensitivity, and also inspire us adults to learn and be moved by them. I aim to create a place where readers can connect and empathize with each other through picture books. Thank you!

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