Why We Love It
Since 1947, generations of children have been soothed to sleep by this classic bedtime tale of a bunny saying goodnight to objects in his room including “a quiet old lady whispering hush.” The language is quiet, and a rhyming pattern makes the story appealing to young children. In addition, there is a small mouse hiding on each page which is great fun for older babies and toddlers.
- Change your delivery of the story from your regular voice to a soft whisper as you move through the story.
- Babies love to hear your voice. Say goodnight to things in your baby’s room. In time, this may become part of your bedtime ritual.
- Point out where the mouse is hiding on each page. Be descriptive as you share its location with your baby. Babies are stimulated by the sound of your voice and begin processing language from birth.
- The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd
- Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney illustrated by Anita Jeram
- Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin