(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