Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Goodnight Moon was published in 1947 and boasts serious pop-culture cred, having been featured on the cult TV series Mad Men as well as The Simpsons (see below).

That aside, its appeal lies in the simple, old-fashioned illustrations and soothing rhymes that bid good night to all the things (even a bowl of mush!) in the room, and of course, the moon.

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Something about the rhythm of the strung-together words when read draws you in, so much so that you can read this a hundred times — and I probably have… — and not get tired of it. Well, at least not as much as you would a more inferior book.

Here’s a superb animation of the book:

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