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Popularity of "Goodnight Moon" Outside North America

I've got two characters, one British and one American, talking in a room with green walls and orange and red furnishings, and the American comments she finds the decor weirdly soothing. The Brit suggests it's because the colour scheme reminds her of "Goodnight Moon," and they move on to talking about the possibilities of subliminal imagery. However I'm now wondering how well-known the children's book is outside of N. America - googling it suggests it has been translated into several languages, but that doesn't necessarily mean it would have the same iconic status for someone outside the U.S.

The setting is thirty years from now, so there's wiggle room, but if it comes to that, I'd rather rearrange the conversation to have the American mention the book.
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