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Good Night, World

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  137 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Good night sun and other stars,
good night Saturn, Venus, Mars.
Elsewhere in the world it's light,
it's morning there, but here it's night.

As the sun sets from east to west, this book takes children on a magical round-the-world journey to bid good night to the world's natural wonders, from plants and animals to mountains, oceans, and wide desert plains. Willa Perlman's so
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Beach Lane Books
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Gabrielle Blockton
Date: November 3rd, 2014

Author: Willa Perlman; Pictures by Carolyn Fisher

Title: Good Night, World

Plot: A young child poetically says goodnight to every living thing the world has to bring

Setting: The World; The Solar System

Characters: A young child

Point-of-View: First-Person

Theme: Appreciation all things that the world has to offer; world appreciation

Style: This picture-book focuses on the illustrations; this book is written in a poetic way

Copyright: 2011

Notes: I love poetry, so this book in
Dec 23, 2011 Treasure rated it it was ok
A basic bedtime book, this one follows a child who says good night to many different things in the world, such as roads, animals, planets, water, etc. A small black bird flies through each page, offering continuity for each dreamlike illustration. The illustrations are very bright and not ideal if sleep-inducement is intended while reading this book. The title and inside flap summary are rather misleading, as this reviewer was expecting a book about saying good night in different parts of the ...more
Oct 25, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
In rhyming text a young boy and a bird bid good night to the world. After pondering the fact that while it's night time where he is, it's dawn somewhere else, he proceeds to say good night to the sun, stars, and planets, and then moves to various geographical locales, including the desert and the mountains, and to the animals of the field and air until he wishes a good night's sleep to "every living thing" (unpaginated). This one would be a great read aloud. Backmatter includes ways to say good ...more
Nov 24, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library last week.

Well, it's no Good Night, Moon. It follows the lilting rhyming scheme of Good Night, Moon, but it lacks some of the charm. At five, my son was too old for this book, and yet he still wants me to read Good Night, Moon every night.

The illustrations are bright, textured and rather intense. All those are great qualities, unless they are in a book that is supposed to lull a little one to sleep.

Sep 25, 2013 Cassandra rated it really liked it
Beautiful illustrations, lovely reverent text about the world and a list of goodnight in a wide variety of languages at the end. For my little 16 month old, having the same bird on every page made a fun "where's the bird" game on each page. Lovely goodnight book.
Nanci Booher
Rhyming text will take you around the world to say goodnight. Easily adapted for STEM (animals, planets, weather). I am trying to incorporate more good night stories into storytime and this one will work pretty well.
Cathy Blackler
Jul 13, 2011 Cathy Blackler rated it liked it
Following the pattern of Good Night Moon, Good Night World follows the bedtime mindset of one small child as they prepare for slumber. Carolyn Fisher's stunning, muted pallete nicely compliments the mood and tone of Perlman's text.
Judy Desetti
Dec 31, 2011 Judy Desetti rated it really liked it
Very sweet. Would make a great bedtime story for toddlers and preschoolers. Reminded me of Goodnight Moon. Same rhythmic patterns as you read aloud.

Choose this as a wonderful gift to new parents, toddlers.
Jun 22, 2012 Vicki rated it really liked it
A nice rhyming book about night time all around the world. Fit perfectly for our Night Family Story Time during the Summer Reading Program of "Dream Big Read." At the end of the book there is the word good night in about 20 languages.
Aug 02, 2014 Angela rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime
Reminds me of Good night Moon but child is saying good night to the world instead of just the things in the room.
Illustrations are lovely with great colors and details to share with young readers. Possible pajama storytime. Larger format makes it better than Good Night Moon for storytime.
Dec 18, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Beautifully illustrated, some rhyming, and love the last page on how to say good night in different languages. - Gute nacht (German, goot-eh nakht)
Aug 23, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
I've heard that the height of elegance is simplicity. this little book is very elegant, indeed. simple and tidy.
Apr 27, 2012 Megan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: toddlers-preschool
In the tradition of "Goodnight Moon," this gentle, soothing text wishes a good night to places and things all around the world.
Jun 21, 2012 Fran rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-shelf
This is a beautiful, beautiful book! Wonderful illustrations and lyrical rhyming make this a good read aloud!
Jan 06, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
I absolutely adore Fisher's illustrations! I also love the afterward "Saying Good Night Around the World," with the phrase and annunciation listed in 16 languages.
I used this beautiful book in a night themed storytime. It's a sweet and simpy readaloud and would make a wonderful bedtime story.
Danielle Boccio
Apr 10, 2016 Danielle Boccio rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute book. I liked the last page where it taught you how to say good night in 16 different languages.
Dec 03, 2011 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: bedtime
Beautiful Illustrations, i really like the "Saying Good Night Around the World" at the end of the book.
Jan 31, 2012 Dona rated it liked it
Shelves: picture
"Good Night World" had very nice illustrations with good colors and relaxing images. It is a very pleasant read.
Apr 01, 2012 Janet rated it it was ok
Liked the illustrations. Difficult to imagine a young child going to bed and saying goodnight to all the various features of the earth and universe as depicted in these illustrations.
Meghan Douglas
Beautiful, whimsical illustrations. A bedtime story in the vein of "Goodnight, Moon". My daughter adores it at three months old; she calls out to each new page with utter delight.
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This is a great bedtime storybook.
Kellylou rated it it was ok
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