While picking up some new books at the library, I noticed a number of posters on the wall. They appear to be the result of a contest the library recently ran for school-age children. From what I could make out, kids had to create a poster that would represent reading and what it means to them. I love to see what kids come up with, especially when it has to do with their reading experience and journey. One of the posters I noticed right away was this one (sorry about the glare):
Ah, Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown… Such a simple book, and yet so many parents and children love it. Definitely the perfect gift for any newborn baby (diapers are nice too).
I like to see the girl put herself into the book since that’s exactly what books do for us – draw us into their story. The only issue I have with this poster is the cow jumping over the moon. Or rather the crescent moon under the cow, particularly its placement and angle. Don’t think of me as a pervert (please don’t), but I find this a little disturbing…
At least the original illustration in Goodnight Moon doesn’t show the moon at this angle (yes, I did check!). So children and parents, rejoice and keep reading!