Kotb is lending her voice to the timeless classic.
From news stories to bedtime stories—Hoda Kotb can do it all.
On Friday, the TODAY co-anchor revealed that she has partnered with book publisher Harper Collins to narrate “Goodnight Moon.”
The classic children’s book—which has been a bookshelf staple for many parents throughout the years—was published in 1947 by Margaret Wise Brown.
It tells the story of a little rabbit saying good night to all of his favorite things in “the great green room of his house.”
Now, Kotb, a mom of two daughters—Haley, 5, and Hope, 2— will lend her voice to the audiobook version, which will be released on Sept. 13 in celebration of the famed classic’s 75th anniversary. And if you’re an overtired parent with a toddler that just hates to sleep, you can pre-order it now!
The Today Show’s official Instagram account shared the news along with a side-by-side image of the book cover, illustrated by Clement Hurd, and the morning show anchor.
“@hodakotb is reading bedtime stories!" the caption read, adding, "You know we'll be falling asleep to this every night!”
According to The Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times bestseller has sold over 40 million copies. It has also been translated into many languages.
In 1999, actress Susan Sarandon lent her voice to a 26-minute video special of the acclaimed tale, which debuted on HBO Family and was later released on VHS and DVD.