In honor of Margaret Wise Brown’s birthday today - we present an oldie, but a goodie… in blog form, anyway. The Library’s own Billy Parrott shares a little NYC history in connection with the iconic Goodnight Moon author.
Published in 1947, Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon has certainly had a lasting appeal. Maybe it’s in the simple poetry of the book. Maybe it’s in the story itself: the prolonging of the act of saying goodnight, something that everyone can relate to. Maybe it’s because the story is easily adaptable into a ritual that parent and child can continue after reading the book. Maybe it is because the main character is a rabbit.