Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he’s very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat – Pat the bug, grey… other squirrel? Cyril is so pleased he’s made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why. Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT!
Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for or attempting to postpone his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the “quiet old lady whispering hush.” Clement Hurd’s illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly coloured views of the little rabbit’s room.