Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

In this parody of the beloved children's book Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, a little werewolf is ready for bed when a goon sneaks into his room and causes all kinds of mischief with the creatures that live in his room.

What I Thought:
This is a very fun and quite creative book! I love how the author stayed so closely aligned with the "original" book, yet made it unique just the same. The illustrations are dark (fitting with the style of the book), but fun and bright at the same time. Readers will laugh at the goon and the antics he does and sympathize with the poor werewolf who must banish him to his sleeping quarters, under his bed.

The book is full of recognizable characters, from a vampire and a witch, even bats and martians!

This book is sure to please kids desires for a "scary" book, yet it is not scary enough to cause nightmares. (Well, unless a child is super sensitive to these types of characters.) I think most kids who are familiar with Goodnight Moon will find this version humorous!

Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex.

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