Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic children's book that many children read before they go to bed at night. For this reason, I was super excited to receive it as a shower gift before my child was even born. I am an avid reader and I really want to instill a love of reading in my child. I began reading bedtime storied to her at a very young age then (before she could read or even understand). Reading just became a part of our bedtime ritual and this was the book I read most often.
The illustrations have bright colors to catch a little one's eye. I was impressed that they are also filled with great detail to keep me interested, as an adult. It was fun to look for the mouse on each page, for example. I also love the story and rhythm of the book. I learned it by heart in no time at all! Now that my daughter is big enough and able to choose a book to read off her shelf, she continues to choose Goodnight Moon and I'm sure she will for many years to come.