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Our New Favorite Kids Book: Goodnight Dune

Who said good art never came out of random comments on the internet? Goodnight Dune, a crazy cool mash-up of the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon and the David Lynch movie version of Dune, was born when cartoonist Julia Yu was poking around the internet and came across this College Humor article, linked from a Reddit post with a comment imploring someone to actually write an illustrate the parody book. Yu decided to go for it, and she was clearly up to the task – her version of Goodnight Dune is a winning combination of visual film references, classic Dune language, and winking nostalgia. We predict that sci-fi lit nerd dads will be reading this to their toddlers and chuckling to themselves sometime very soon. Click through to see pages from the book and visit Yu’s awesome website for more information. … Read More

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Goodnight Keith Moon & Other Twisted Kids Book Parodies

Remember the kid’s book Goodnight Moon? So many of us have fond memories of being lulled to sleep by this comforting classic.

“In the great green room
there was a telephone
and a red balloon
and a picture of–
the cow jumping over the Moon” -Goodnight Moon

Well, brace yourself, because comedians Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd have parodied the old favorite and the result is warped. “Goodnight Keith Moon” gives us new found gems to fall asleep to (and have awful, cold-sweat inducing nightmares about, of course).

“In the great green room
there was a telephone
and a dead Keith Moon
and a picture of–
Townsend jumping over the moon” -Goodnight Keith Moon

See the whole thing, and other equally twisted children’s book parodies after the… Read More

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