Reviews for Goodnight Moon 123 : A Counting Book


Criticas Reviews 2007 August
PreS--This new counting book poses some interesting questions. Primary among them, why mess around with the classics? The editors have taken the raw material, illustrations and text, from the original book and transformed it into a counting book. Using solid-color backgrounds, each spread displays the well-known characters, starting with one quiet old lady whispering hush, two little kittens, and three little bears sitting on chairs, and ending with the more manipulated eight mittens, nine red balloons, and ten toy houses. The illustrations are familiar; but the brief text lacks all the rhythm, rhyme, and pace of the original work created by Margaret Wise Brown. Particularly problematic is the Spanish text, which doesn't capture the rhyme of the final "Good night stars/Good night air/Good night noises everywhere." In general, this bilingual book works better in English than in Spanish, and the translation is not always accurate (for example, "Good night noises everywhere" becomes "Good night noises of the earth").--Tim Wadham, Youth Services Coordinator, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, Arizona Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
These counting books lift parts of Brown's writing (ably translated in Buenas) and fragments from Hurd's illustrations to demonstrate numbers one through ten and one hundred. Some pages use figures and text in a way that makes sense ("One quiet old lady whispering hush"; "Three little bears sitting on chairs"), while others are arbitrary ("Five telephones"; "Six bowls of mush"). [Review covers these titles: Goodnight Moon 123 and Goodnight Moon 123 / Buenas Noches, Luna 123.] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
This counting book lifts parts of Brown's writing and fragments from Hurd's illustrations to demonstrate numbers one through ten and one hundred. Some pages use figures and text in a way that makes sense ("One quiet old lady whispering hush"; "Three little bears sitting on chairs"), while others are arbitrary ("Five telephones"; "Six bowls of mush"). The smaller size of this board book edition doesn't detract from the layout.

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2007 July #3
Favorite characters and classic storylines live on in these companion titles. Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book, based on Margaret Wise Brown's bedtime original, illus. by Clement Hurd, takes readers on a counting journey through the famous big green room. From "one quiet old lady whispering hush," to "one hundred stars," this adaptation offers a viable alternative to counting sheep. (HarperCollins, $16.99 32p ages 6 mos.-5 yrs. ISBN 9780-06-112593-5; July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2007 August #1
Goodnight Moon/Buenas noches, Luna 123, based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd, offers kids the opportunity to learn how to count in both English and Spanish, using elements of Hurd's original illustrations in crisp, spare spreads. (HarperCollins/Rayo, $16.99 32p ages 6 mos.-5 yrs. ISBN 9780-06-117325-7; July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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