cover image Goodnight Moon ABC: An Alphabet Book

Goodnight Moon ABC: An Alphabet Book

Based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd, Harper, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-189484-8

Repurposing Hurd's original illustrations, this abecedarian adaptation pairs letters of the alphabet (and corresponding words) with objects and elements from the "great green room," including kittens, paintings, and a red balloon. The myriad objects and Hurd's ever-striking orange and green palette lend themselves well to the ABC format. And in keeping with the nature of the source material, the book concludes, not with a zebra, but with some bedtime zzzzs. Up to 5. (July)