In a Green-Certified Room

Goodnight Nanny-cam

The latest update of the classic children’s bed time story, Goodnight Moon, arriving today and featured on Buzz Feed, is Goodnight Nanny-Cam: A Parody for Modern Parents by Lizzy Ratner and Jen Nessel, illustrated by Sara Pinto (Penguin/Plume).

The text was originally published in The New Yorker in 2012. It follows other parodies, such as  Goodnight iPad (Penguin/Blue Rider, 2011), now in danger of becoming dated because of its inclusion of a “Blackberry ringing with Eminem singing,” (Ratner’s room features a smart phone), Goodnight Bush, (Hachette/Little,Brown) and the creepy Goodnight, Keith Moon (Word of Mouth).

Aimed at “alpha parents,” Goodnight Nanny-Cam is set in a “green-certified room” and includes a “bilingual Nanny” whispering “hush.”

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