Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Review: Night Night Blessings

From Hannah:

Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker teaches children to thank God for people and everyday items from family members to bath bubbles. The author uses fun, vivid words such as "zipping" and "sprinkle" and the text rhymes. In our individualistic society, teaching children to thank God is especially important. Toddlers are notoriously selfish, and this book could help parents teach them to be grateful and to focus on others.

One of my favorite aspects of Amy Parker's books is the soft watercolor illustrations by Ramljak. This particular book brings out textures in the pictures like a fuzzy blanket or shaggy carpet, adding to the book's appeal as a bedtime story. Even the cover is slightly padded. The mother is blonde, but the rest of the family has dark hair and a generic color skin and features which allows children of various ethnic backgrounds to relate to the story. When my daughter is older, age 9 months to 3 years, I definitely want to read this book at night before she sleeps.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of their book review program, Booksneeze. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are mine.

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