Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator: Clement Hurd
Publisher: Harper and Bros.
Publication Year: 1947
Brief Summary: In this beloved night-time classic, the narrator bids goodnight to everything that is near and dear to the child. The rhymes are gentle and calming, and children will love being soothed to sleep by the poem.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- ABC Children’s Booksellers Choices Award, 1992 Winner Babies and Toddlers United States
- Books That Comfort Us, 2002 ; Bank Street College of Education
- Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 ; Bank Street College of Education
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
- Educators’ Top 100 Children’s Books, 2007 ; NEA Survey
- Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education
- Suggested Books for RIF List ; ALSC American Library Association
- Texas Reading Club, 2000; Texas
- Use with younger students; pair with companion book My World, also by Margaret Wise Brown.
- Discuss nighttime routines: what do your parents do to help you get sleepy at night? A bath? A story? Do you have a favorite pet/stuffed animals you sleep with?
- Discuss rhyming words in the book. Give one of the words in the rhyming pair and have the children think of words that rhyme with it.
- Have older children draw a picture of their room and label.
Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.
- Text-to-text connections
- Text-to-self connections
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
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