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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.


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.


  1. Acts of Tekla says

    …but do you know about Goodnight Azathoth, part of a series of Cosmic Horror picture books?