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Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

The #1 New York Times bestselling picture book parody, now in a new format! It's time for bed, but one little goon still isn't ready for sleep! With lively rhymes and cheeky art that'll get readers howling, this hilarious take on the beloved classic will have a whole new audience saying, "Goodnight monsters everywhere!"

Lexile Measure: AD370L (What's this?)

Board book: 30 pages

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (August 16, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0399260110

ISBN-13: 978-0399260117

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 5 inches

Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #16 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Spine-Chilling Horror #25 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween #31 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

Age Range: 1 - 3 years

Grade Level: Preschool and up

This book is so very awesome and I am so NOT very awesome with written reviews. But, nonetheless, I will try because this little book needs to be out there and READ.First and foremost - I simply love Halloween and am always on the hunt for good Halloween books. This book did not disappoint. The illustrations are excellent and the rhyme is the same cadence as with Goodnight, Moon. Adults who love Halloween and kids who love Goodnight, Moon will all equally enjoy this book.Every page is chockful of images to peruse and discover. FUN images that are still spooky, scary and frightful without being overly gruesome for little brains. I see this being a classic for our family for years to come.

Our family has enjoyed Micheal Rex's books for years but this one is the best! It is a wonderful, fun parody of the children's classic, "Goodnight Moon" (appropriate for all ages). My children loved the spin on the classic, a book they know by heart! Parents - add it to your collection! Teachers - what a great resource for teaching how to write a parody or just as a great Halloween story (but can also be read throughout the year!). It will hopefully become a classic just like the original. We hope Michael Rex finally gets the recognition he deserves as an author and illustrator!

My wife and I got this book for our daughter because she LOVES 'Goodnight Moon' and several friends recommended this 'Goodnight Goon' parody version. I can honestly say that my daughter enjoys the Goon version better than the original. This book is rich in detail and full of things for you little one to see and point at. My 14 month old daughter loves the Ghosts in it and now she is making ghost noises whenever she see's a Halloween decoration with ghosts in it :) I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has kids that enjoy 'Goodnight Moon'.

Every time we read this book, my 18 month-old grandson rubs his tummy when I say, "and three mummies were rubbing their tummies." It's so cute!! He also laughs loudly every time we get to the end and he sees the page where the mc points to the goon and says, "Goodnight you, Get under there." I don't know how many times I read this book to him every day--maybe 20--but he LOVES it!! And it's not even Halloween anymore--that was months ago.

I discovered this book today and, being a HUGE fan of Goodnight Moon, I was so excited! This book is adorable and is so fun for Halloween. I am sure it would be cute even if you have not read Goodnight Moon, but if you are familiar with Goodnight Moon, it is hilarious! I am excited to read this book to my son!Also, check out Michael Rex's new Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody for a hilarious Halloween scream!

I obviously didn't read the description well when I ordered this. It is a "board book". My son is 6 and when I received it I thought it would be too young for him. It isn't. The pictures are HILARIOUS in this. The creatures are all funny, it hints to monsters living under your bed, and it is a longer book than expected. The artwork in this is absolutely incredible. You can stare at the pages for minutes because there is so much going on! Very cool, and cute, book.

Our son LOVES the original Goodnight Moon immensely so, of course when we saw this parody version we thought this would be a perfect addition for his library since Halloween and our sons 1st birthday was coming up. . Low and behold he loves it and begs us to read it over and over just like he did with the original. If you are still unsure about the book I can tell you as a Primary Education teacher I am very picky with my child's literature because there are a lot of noneducational texts out there for kids but this is not one of them. Both the original Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Goon offer frequent Rhyme and Repetition which are the foundational building blocks for a successful reader. Plus, if your baby or child loves this book and rereads it constantly like my son does it will build his/her confidence with early print & text awareness and additionally lead to an increase in their overall Fluency. So don't hesitate, get this great addition!!! We are so glad we did and so is our son!

I had my doubts as most parodys are disappointing but this was AWESOME!!! My 2 year old usually flips through book and book but last night she wanted to read this over and over! My 1 year old usually doesn't pay attention during stories and surprisingly he did this time! Aside from this book holding their interests, it rhymes well, and the pictures are very interesting to look at!

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