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Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book Goodnight Moon has been named as The UK’s Favourite Bedtime Book.


Exclusive research conducted by bed retailer Happy Beds as part of its campaign to celebrate World Book Day on March 7th found that the 1947 Two Hoots picture book, which is illustrated by Clement Hurd and features a rabbit saying “goodnight” to everything around it, was the most popular book to read at bedtime.


Happy Beds collated more than 26 online lists of ‘Best Bedtime Books’ from national newspapers, book review sites and literary bloggers and compiled a list with 399 different titles. Margaret Wise Brown’s novel came top of the list, beating the Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, and Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo.


1. Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
2. Where the Wild Things are - Maurice Sendak
3. The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
4. The Going...

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