It’s been a few years, but I can clearly remember saying “good night” to a picture on the wall, several stuffed animals, and maybe the bookcase. There is something comforting about the ritual of putting everyone else in your room to bed when you’re a little guy. They’re all going to sleep, so I can do that, too! Especially if Mr. Moo and Moose are with me.
Danica McKellar is all kinds of awesome, with her love of math and smartypants rhyming. It’s kind of a ridiculous concept, really, saying good night to numbers, but do I care? No, I do not. Mr. Moo would 100% approve, especially because 8, a favorite number of many in my acquaintance –that would be me, when I was little—has both an octopus and a stop sign. The illustrations by Alicia Padrón are on the warm and fuzzy and calming sides of things, sending us skating along the rhyming floors in our footie pajamas, straight into dreamland.
Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar and Alicia Padrón