Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to all his familiar possessions as his big, green bedroom slowly darkens. Tucked away in bed, the little bunny says "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room — to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one — the little bunny says goodnight.
Margaret Wise Brown was a prolific and influential author of more than 100 children”s books. Brown was born in New York City on May 23, 1910. In the 1930s, she studied at the Bureau of Educational Experiments in New York and became interested in writing for children. Today, many of the children's books she wrote are considered classics. They include The Runaway Bunny (1941), Little Lost Lamb (1945), The Little Island (1946), and Goodnight Moon (1947). She passed away on Nov. 13, 1952.