Monday, March 24, 2014

Book Review :: Goodnight, Angels by Melody Carlson, illustrations by Sophie Allsop

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Goodnight, Angels is a board book that will help you walk your little one through their "goodnight" routine - saying goodnight to the outdoors, things in the house, Daddy, Mommy, God, and the angels. (The goodnight to God includes a short prayer.) It is a boy in the illustrations throughout the book (with his Dad, Mom, and dog), but this is not what I would consider a boy-only book.
The illustrations in this book are beautifully done. The colors that the illustrator used are wonderful - a great palette of muted tones. The colors and sweet drawings combined make for very calm pages - perfect for a bedtime book.

For those who may thinking this may be an obvious book to compare to Goodnight Moon - it has similarities (in saying goodnight to everything), but this book does not lead up to the "goodnights" with a little story like Goodnight Moon does. It jumps straight into "goodnight" from the first word.

Books like this are fantastic for little ones - the repetition is great for them and the pages are a great prompt for them to remember what to say "goodnight" to next. After a few readings, your child may even want to "read" it to you.

I think this is a sweet book to add to your little one's bookshelf.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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