Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator: Loren Long
The sun comes up, and with it the little bunny rises, greeting all the creatures that awaken with the day. He greets the birds, the cat, the whole village! When the moon comes up, the little bunny bids the world good night. Soon all the creatures have laid down to rest, and the little bunny falls to sleep.
Good Day, Good Night is full of beautiful illustrations, painted with soft colors and small brush strokes. The animals are delicately detailed, making it seem as if they really do have fur or feathers. They perfectly illustrate the contrast between day and night, and offer adorable new scenes on every page. Brown communicates the story through the use of poetry and rhyme, which, combined with the pictures, create a soothing feeling. A perfect bedtime story, this book is sure to calm tired children and send them to sleep along with the little bunny.