March 30, 2016

Night Night, Daddy

Night Night, Daddy, written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Lee Holland, is a sweet bedtime book for our wee little loves. The durable board book is thick, and sturdy, and the front cover is even padded. The story is cute and rhyming, and the playful illustrations are detailed and sweet. Every page is in full-color, with no white space—detailed, and lively.

A bubble fight at bath time makes getting clean more fun. Soon we’re laughing oh so hard, we don’t even know who won!

The story begins with little fox (can be male or female) reflecting over the day’s joys with Daddy, and then proceeds through the evening rituals—dinner, cleanup, bath time, moon and star watching, building a fort, tickling, Bible story time, prayer, and cuddles. It emphasizes that little fox knows he/she is loved and protected, and the story ends with the title words, “Night night, Daddy.”

I love everything about this book—the look, the feel, and the message. I love how references to God are capitalized, and the sentiment of a loving child and mother being thankful for every day.

I watch you kneel and talk to God, saying prayers in His name. Then I kneel close beside you, bow my head, and do the same.

This large (8” x 8”) board book is delightful. It shares a gentle story for bedtime reading, and has adorable, detailed illustrations. There’s not a single thing I don’t like about this book. It’s the perfect bedtime story, and makes a thoughtful gift for children, parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 20
First Lines: Oh, Daddy, we’ve had so much fun playing ball and flying kites. But not it’s time to settle down and get ready for night night!

I received a Review Copy from the publisher via BookLook.

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