Sunday, October 14, 2018

[Children's Book Review] Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

Children's Book Review of Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex is a wonderful parody of the beloved Goodnight Moon, but of course... with an amazingly spooky twist!

I checked a copy of this one out from my local library. When I picked it up, it was clear that the book had been through many hands!

Let's dive in!

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

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.

My thoughts:
Oh my gosh, this book was too cute! This is definitely one that I will be adding to my list of books to buy for future kiddos and for my friends who have kids already!

Opening up to the first page brought back so many memories of the original Goodnight Moon. I mean, how perfect is this?!

Goodnight Goon artwork

The artwork was so fun and colorful, but also a bit dark! I loved that there were little bits of art everywhere! Like this:

I also really enjoyed all the little things that were added in that took a second to spot but then made me gasp! Like this unfortunate little alien:

My final thoughts:
I very highly recommend this one! I had so much fun reading this one and looking at the artwork. This would be a fun read for various ages!

Thanks for reading!
What was the last Halloween themed children's book you read? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

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  1. I love this book so much! :) I've been obsessed with Goodnight Moon with all of my kids. I was so happy when we discovered Goodnight Goon. It's perfect.

    1. Right?! I cannot wait to give this one as a gift to all of my friends kiddos!! :) I need a copy for our future kiddos as well! :)

  2. We love Goodnight Moon, and this looks like an adorable twist! I had no idea this even existed, so I'm really happy you shared your thoughts. I'm going to see if I can order a copy for the kiddos. <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. Wahoo!! I would love to hear what you and your kids think! :-D

  3. Oh my gosh this looks awesome. I love Goodnight Moon and this looks like a riot. Poor alien- right??

  4. How fun! I LOVE children's books.


  5. I will have to check this out for me and my little one!

    1. Definitely!! It's so perfect for this time of year!!

  6. I loved Goodnight Goon, my sister recently picked it up for her grandson. They had a promotion at B&N with Goodnight Goon for a sale price. It was fun.

  7. Aww! This looks perfect for this season.