Goodnight Mr. Darcy

Goodnight Mr. Darcy

A BabyLit Parody

Board Book - 2015
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The children's classic Goodnight Moon gets a classic lit makeover in this parody of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel.
Publisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2015]
ISBN: 9781423641773
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,16 x 18 cm.


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Aug 25, 2015

SUMMARY: This story takes place in the Netherfield ballroom and then skips to the end where weddings take place.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations are similar to those of Good Night moon, but in a less refined way,

THE GOOD: I was looking forward to reading this book, because of my love of Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice. The concept was good, but it in no way delivered.
THE NOT AS GOOD: The rhymes didn't rhyme ("In the great ballroom/ there was a country dance/and a well played tune/and Elizabeth Bennet." Apparently dance and Bennet rhyme? The wording was lacking. I had to look over the pages over and over to figure out who was who and what was going on. It was confusing (and I've read the original book a million times). The story was choppy. We say good night bufoon, but we don't know why or who this is. And Elizabeth is dreaming of Darcy after the ball? I think not. Not to mention there is a mouse on every single page. I could have done without that! I don't recommend this book, especially to those of us who are die hard Pride and Prejudice fans. This is one book you can do without.

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