I love "Goodnight Moon," and I've probably read it 50 times. In fact, my daughter read it to me just last night. And I'm a fan of science, especially Cosmology. So when I saw this from one of my favorite Dad bloggers, DaddyTypes, I had to link to it:
Yes, even if there weren't a clock right there on the nightstand, measuring the passage of time in Goodnight Moon by the distance the moon travels across the sky IS overanalytical.
And our in-house astrophysicist is asleep, so I'm going out on a limb a bit to say so, but I would think calculating and tracking lunar orbit is actually "The Astronomy of Bedtime," or "The Cosmology of Bedtime."
The Astrophysics of Bedtime Stories [scienceblogs.com]