Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Goodnight Goon by: Michael Rex

(I read this book as a part of my participation in the FrightFall Read-A-Thon.)

Title: Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody Author: Michael Rex
Publisher: Putnam Pages: 32

From the inside cover:
In a cold gray tomb with a black lagoon and a picture of Martians taking over the moon, a little werewolf is trying to get to sleep.  But as he says goodnight, and before he turns out the light, a goon comes in and trashes everything in sight.  What are we going to do with this terribly naughty goon?

I purchased this book for my school library.  I LOVE Halloween books, and I am always looking for new additions to our library.  Goodnight Goon is a delight!  A parody of Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon, the book is appropriate for all ages.  If you loved Goodnight Moon, you are sure to enjoy Goodnight Goon.  A tiny werewolf lies in bed in his striped pajamas saying goodnight to his room.  Unfortunately, his night time ritual is interrupted by a naughty goon.  Children will love the illustrations and rhyme in this charming book.  Teachers seeking an example of parody will find this book very useful as well. This book makes a wonderful addition to any child’s or classroom library.

Read this book if:
*you love Halloween books
*you(or your child)  love Goodnight Moon
*you love children’s picture books
*you enjoy parody

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