First Sentences of Kids' Books

Dana Hinders

A memorable opening is key to capturing a reader's attention, which is why children's book authors spend so much time trying to decide how to begin their stories. Try your hand at this quiz to see if you know your stuff when it comes to deciphering the first sentences of kids' books.

1. Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, "Goodnight Moon" is one of the most famous bedtime stories of all time. How does this children’s book begin?