Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Schema: text-to-text connections with Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Parody: copying  someone’s style in a humorous way, making a spoof of something

Goodnight Goon is a parody of Goodnight Moon.

Compare and Contrast:

Similarities: same story pattern, same room design, same color of P.J.’s, both have snacks in their rooms, both have rocking chairs, both have red headboards, both have fireplaces, both tell everything goodnight, both rhyme.

Differences: In Moon the voice is peaceful and quiet,  the objects are plain, normal sorts of things like the furniture, fireplace, the mother is knitting, the main character is a little sweet bunny

in Goon the voice is loud with lots of action, the headboard has a devil on it, the mother figure is sticking pins in a voo-doo doll, the fireplace has bars on it to house a monster octopus, the main character is a werewolf

Text-to-Text Connections: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

Each construction rig does its work and then says “goodnight,” making a strong connection to Goodnight Moon by Brown.


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