I bought myself a copy of Goodnight Mr. Darcy: A BabyLit® Parody Picture Book by Kate Coombs and Alli Arnold as a birthday gift. I adore Pride and Prejudice and Goodnight Moon, so this picture book seemed like a no brainer. It is (almost) as adorable and charming as I hoped it would be!
Alli Arnold did a fabulous job of parodying Clement Hurd’s original illustrations, as you can tell from the covers:
Kate Coombs’ parody of Margaret Wise Brown’s text wasn’t quite as successful. The rhyming scheme and cadence of the words is off at times, so it doesn’t flow as well as the original, especially when read aloud. However, I did love a few of the substitutions that were made. Mr. Bingley turned to mush was my favorite!
If you love Goodnight Moon, here are a few other parodies to try:
Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex
Goodnight Forest Moon by Noah Dziobecki