Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.
“Rhythmic, drowsy phrases are set to pictures that compliment them perfectly in this new go-to-sleep book for very little children. Warm and bright in color, the illustrations show all the cozy, familiar details of a big cheerful nursery, with a bunny tucked into bed ready for sleep. First he takes a look around the room and recognizes its contents while the lamp shines brightly; then, as the room darkens, he says goodnight to all the real and imaginary things he knows are there. The sound of the words, the ideas they convey and the pictures combine to lull and reassure when bedtime and darkness come. The rhythm of the little story is like the sing-song of disconnected thoughts with which children so often put themselves to sleep, and should prove very effective in the case of a too wide-awake youngster.”
“Little children will love this going to sleep book—a really fresh idea by a talented and prolific author, illustrated by Clement Hurd. In a soft sing-song, here is a bunny saying goodnight room, goodnight moon, goodnight to all the familiar objects in the softly lighted room. Then, as the room darkens, in successive pictures, the goodnight ceremony moves forward. The colors range from a bright, crisp red, green, yellow, to an almost black background. Despite the high price, which takes it out of the straight merchandise market, this is a good buy, from quality of text and pictures—and most of all, idea.”