Thursday, October 30, 2008

Review Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody
Author: Michael Rex
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (Aug. 14, 2008)
Hardcover, $14.99
ISBN-10: 0399245340
ISBN-13: 978-0399245343

In a cold gray tomb
There was a gravestone
And a black lagoon
And a picture of –
Martians taking over the moon

So begins this delightfully creepy parody of the bedtime classic, Goodnight Moon. Instead of Goodnight Moon’s bunny, Goodnight Goon features a young werewolf trying to go to sleep. The little werewolf says goodnight to many familiar Halloween sights such as mummies, bats and witches' hats, all in the familiar rhyming cadence of Goodnight Moon.

The artwork shows looks of spooky (but not too spooky) sights sure to delight young children on Halloween night.

Rating: 8/10.

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  1. Have you seen the recent parody entitled Goodnight, Bush? I've read and collected a number of parodies of this book, and they're all good. It's such a simple formula to change and repeat.

  2. I have -- I've paged through it a couple times in the bookstore and keep meaning to pick it up. The little details are fantastic.

  3. I'm too late for this year, but I'll pick up *Goodnight Goon* for next Halloween season.

    Thanks for the review, Ruth.

  4. This is so great! I didn't know about this book, but I loved Goodnight Moon!