Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another Petrifying Parody

Michael Rex provides a fabulous parody of Goodnight Moon in his "petrifying" picture book titled Goodnight Goon. Our kids love the sweet little goon, and all the monsters, witches, and other ghouls in the story, so it's no surprise that they are also big fans of Rex's second parody... The Runaway Mummy.

Just like in The Runaway Bunny, we see the child testing their independence and the Mama professing her unconditional love and devotion. The Runaway Mummy is a funny, sweet parody of Margaret Wise Brown's classic tale, and even includes a cameo illustration of the goon from Rex's other parody.

Just in time for Halloween, check out The Runaway Mummy, and Goodnight Goon — both are really fun when read with the books that they are parodies of! And, just a note to Mom and Dad... neither of Rex's parodies are really petrifying, despite his tag line.

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