Popular kids book removes Vancouver Aquarium page

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      If you know any kids or hang out in bookstores, you've likely encountered the "Good Night" books. The one most commonly seen in these parts is Good Night Vancouver, in which an unseen narrator, à la Goodnight Moon, says good morning, hello, goodnight, etc., to various city landmarks. 

      My family happened to receive a copy of Good Night Vancouver a few years ago and another one recently. At first, my only thought was, "Oh good. Now we have a new, less-chewed copy." But something felt different reading the new one: there was a new page, or rather, a page showing kids looking at a beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium had been replaced by one depicting the water park at Granville Island. 

      Whatever the source of the change, it's one that certain activist groups would likely approve of, with the continuing controversy about the aquarium keeping cetaceans in captivity.

      Good Night Vancouver was first published in 2010 and is ranked 8,145 in Books on Amazon.ca.




      Aug 11, 2015 at 5:38pm

      They should also remove the "Goodnight Tankers in English Bay" page too.


      Aug 11, 2015 at 11:08pm

      Let's remove the "goodnight, schoolchildren" page, because keeping children in factory farms is no good, either.


      Aug 12, 2015 at 2:33am

      Breaking news from four years ago.

      Paige Nelson

      Aug 12, 2015 at 8:15am

      Excellent decision. Will buy a copy tonight and spread the word!

      Ms Vanilla Rose

      Aug 12, 2015 at 12:02pm

      Yay! Oceans for whales and water parks for children - everyone's a winner.


      Aug 12, 2015 at 1:09pm

      It has freighters not tankers in English Bay. Small distinction.

      But this is not a new change, my copy is years old and has the water park instead of the Aquarium.


      Aug 12, 2015 at 2:50pm

      My copy is maybe 5 years old and has the petting zoo, no aquarium and no granville island. So not much of a story here I think. I always assumed you paid them and they put you in the book for your city.