Friday, October 10, 2008

Goodnight Goon

Rex, Michael. Goodnight Goon.

Just in time for Halloween comes a monster-filled parody of a children's classic, Goodnight Moon. Goodnight Goon has it all--Martians, mummies, bats, werewolves, and much, much more. This book will make a great read aloud treat in October. And would definitely be a fun addition to school and classroom libraries everywhere. (This may just inspire a few more parodies of Goodnight Moon.)

In the cold gray tomb
There was a gravestone
And a black lagoon
And a picture of--
Martians taking over the moon
And there were three little mummies rubbing their tummies...

To find out what else there eventually say goodnight this parody, you'll need to track down a copy at your local bookstore or library and read it yourself.

From the publisher: Goodnight monsters everywhere, in this parody romp with its own special twist!

“Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon.”

It’s bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest.

A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.

Other reviews: A Year of Reading,

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Debi said...

Hmmm...I think I see a trip to the bookstore in my near future. I want this one sooooo much!

Holly said...

Looks charming. :) This reminds me of another parody I saw - Goodnight Bush.

Mary Lee said...

I'm probably the only person of my age who didn't grow up with Goodnight Moon. I actually had to buy a first-ever copy of Goodnight Moon so that I can use Moon and Goon to teach parody! (But I'll keep Goodnight Bush at home!!)

Kate said...

I love that you reviewed this for RIP III!

I've now bought both Goon and Bush for my lovely niece :)