The Phenomena of Goodnight Moon, Its Parodies and Bisexual Author.

Today I’m going to enlighten you about the phenomena of the children’s storybook Goodnight Moon, its parodies and bisexual author. I would suspect that anyone reading this post has either owned, read the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown or has had it read to them. And there’s a reason for that. Beyond the charming illustrations* and the catchy, easy-to-read prose, the book was breakthrough for its time. It has continued to entertain generations since its publication because, unlike other children’s books published in the 30s and 40s, it was about ‘the present’ as opposed to being about some 19th century Princess. Nor did it preach life lessons like Aesop’s fables, ordinarily a turn-off to children. Read more

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Animating the Dylan Thomas Poem ‘The Hunchback In The Park’

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This short 3- minute film from BBC Wales features actor Michael Sheen reading Dylan Thomas’s poem The Hunchback in the Park. The beautifully animated piece was produced for the centenary year of the poet’s birth. In this post, you’ll see the 3 minute short, a behind the scenes of the animation and the recording of the music behind the animation Read more

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