A never-before-published picture book from Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of Goodnight Moon, brought to life by Loren Long, #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator.
When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it’s time for the little bunny to say good night. Good night, kitty. Good night, bear. Good night, people everywhere.
This never-before-published text by beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown uses her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that has soothed generations of children to sleep. Paired with Loren Long’s gorgeous illustrations, this story is perfect for sleepy children aged 3 and up.
About the author
Margaret Wise Brown was a writer of extraordinary talent who died in 1952, when she was only 42. Her picture books, which include GOODNIGHT MOON and THE RUNAWAY BUNNY, are firmly established as classics and continue to delight thousands of new readers and listeners the world over.
Created from two unpublished fragments written by Brown in 1950, this book seems slyly designed to answer the question, "What happened to that bunny from Goodnight, Moon?" This bunny has brown fur and is older and more independent. Long's velvety, energetic acrylics follow him from sunup to nightfall: he zooms around town on his bike delivering newspapers, cares for his pet kitten, and plays soccer with pals. While a connection to Goodnight, Moon is never made explicit, it's there for anyone who wants to see it: there's that lilting, compact language ("Good morning to you!/ Open your eyes/ For every day/ Is a new surprise") and, at day's end, the rabbit retires to a bedroom in an underground burrow that features familiar visual cues, including a fireplace, red windows, and a rocking chair in the corner. Whatever the original intent behind the texts that make up this story, it's comforting to imagine that the bunny so many know and love could have turned out to be such a sturdy and confident fellow. Ages 4 8. Illustrator's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House.