Thacher Hurd is the son of of the illustrator, Clement Hurd whose book Goodnight Moon is a timeless children's classic.
"There's something other-worldly about the book -- it never ages," said Hurd, who followed in his parents' footsteps by becoming a children's author and illustrator working in the San Francisco area. "There's a mystery about it."
An exhibit "From 'Goodnight Moon' to 'Art Dog': The World of Clement, Edith and Thacher Hurd," is at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center through Jan. 9.
The attraction for children is playing in the re-creation of the green room from "Goodnight Moon" and climbing in the life-size Brushmobile from "Art Dog."
"I love to see the little kids standing there -- in complete awe," he said of the green room replica.
Karen Tensa in the Samford Advocate had a nice article about the exhibit.