I try to read to Claire every day but I must admit that I still feel a bit silly reading to an infant whose neverending drool threatens to soak the book with each turn of the page. And frankly, I find most books that are designed to be read to babies are…well, boring.
Oh how I cannot wait until I can start reading to her the Harry Potter and LOTR books, or even my favorite Shel Silverstein poems, and have her understand them! I am even eagerly awaiting the days when she will beg “One more chapter please?” as the clock creeps outrageously past her bedtime.
But I digress.
Margaret Wise Brown’s classic Goodnight Moon is one of the books I bought for Claire when I was still pregnant, determined to turn my future offspring into a bookworm just like her mom. I had actually never read the book myself, but I thought that it must be something amazing since every nursery seems to have a copy.
But when I read it for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder why it is so popular. In fact, I believe the exact thought that came to mind was, “What is this crap?”
(I apologize to anyone who loves the book. I understand that it’s supposed to be a child‘s bedtime story, and as such, adults like myself may find it dull and uninteresting. Even Claire doesn’t seem to care for it much. Perhaps she will as she gets older?)
I couldn’t help but wonder if I would be more interested in the book if it contained subject matter that is more to my taste…
And today I was granted an answer.
Introducing Goodnight Dune, a mashup of Goodnight Moon and the David Lynch movie version of Dune:
Click on through for the rest.
And you know what? I find the new version much more interesting, and even fun.
I doubt that an actual book will be published due to copyright restrictions, but one can certainly dream, no?