Only MAD® Magazine can parody a classic and get away with it.
Here MAD® takes on the children’s book classic, Goodnight Moon and mashes it up with Batman. It’s a short book (about 30 pages), just as the original Goodnight Moon is short.
The art is quite typical of what you would see in one of the MAD Magazines – it has its own unique style, and that is a style that anyone familiar with MAD Magazine would immediately recognize.
The story is … well … stupid. Just as you would expect. A tired Batman wants to go to sleep but must first punch the lights out of all his enemies. Then he can go to bed.
The rhyme scheme is not nearly as good as that in the original, Goodnight Moon. I tried reading it out loud with the same inflection and I just couldn’t do it. It’s not quite there.
This is a fun little book in just the way you would expect a MAD parody to be a fun little book. It won’t have a lasting impression, but might be the perfect gift for that geek you know but never know what to give him for a gift because he buys everything he wants on is own.
Looking for a good book? Goodnight Batcave is a Goodnight Moon parody from the makers of MAD Magazine. It’s fun for a quick read but not necessarily something you would want to read over and over again.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
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author: Dave Croatto
artist: Tom Richmond
hardcover, 30 pages