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The Goodnight Moon Parody Industrial Complex

There have been a lot of children’s book parodies over the years (I’ll be sharing some recent ones soon), but over the years, one book has been spoofed more than any other:

Why Goodnight Moon? Well, it’s been around a long time. It’s reached near ubiquity. It makes some bold style choices that are fertile ground for jokes. And it has a beautifully simple text upon which you can hang just about anything.

Proof!

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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  1. Acts of Tekla says:

    …but do you know about Goodnight Azathoth, part of a series of Cosmic Horror picture books?
    https://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG2706