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Pandemic parody of ‘Goodnight Moon’ children’s book is coming in October

‘Good Morning Zoom’ takes Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved bedtime story and turns it into a narrative about Zoom, bread baking and other staples of life in the time of COVID-19.

“Good Morning Zoom,” written by Lindsay Rechler and illustrated by June Park, began as an online spoof.
“Good Morning Zoom,” written by Lindsay Rechler and illustrated by June Park, began as an online spoof.
Philomel Books

A popular online spoof of the children’s favorite “Goodnight Moon,” reworked for the age of the coronavirus and widespread working from home, will be coming out In Octoberl.

“Good Morning Zoom,” written by Lindsay Rechler and illustrated by June Park, is scheduled for Oct. 6, according to publisher Penguin Random House’s Philomel Books imprint.

Currently self-published, “Good Morning Zoom” ($14.99) takes Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved bedtime story for young kids and turns it into a narrative about Zoom, bread baking, home schooling and other familiar parts of life during the pandemic.

Rechler is a banking executive and mother of two who lives in Manhattan. Park is a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Brooklyn.

According to the publisher, the net author proceeds will be donated to coronavirus relief charities.

“COVID-19 is a difficult topic, especially for young children,” Rechler said. “I wanted to tell my children a relatable story — a story that would help them become familiar with their new everyday lives and, within that story, touch upon what was happening in the outside world. I thought a lot about the contrast between quarantining safely inside versus what was happening outside my window.”