This series of books takes the premise of Goodnight Moon and extends it to various destinations throughout North America. Instead of a little bunny wishing good night to the contents of his room, the Good Night Our World books go through a full day in the life of various states and major cities, wishing good morning, good afternoon and finally good night to landmarks, attractions and cultural institutions.
We first learned of the series when friends mentioned Good Night Chicago as required reading for our firstborn. At bedtime we would take a tour through our hometown, from the Shedd Aquarium to the Field Museum, the skyscrapers and public art to the planetarium. The book soon became our go-to gift for newborn locals.
The 6x6" board books are a great celebration of various locales for residents and tourists alike. They are fun reading for families in anticipation of a visit to a new destination or as a reminder of a trip. The series includes titles dedicated to Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, California, Denver, Florida, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Maine, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.