March 30, 2016

Night Night, Mommy

Night Night, Mommy, 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.

I’m really not that sleepy, but I’ll put on my pajamas—my favorite ones with polka dots and purple dancing llamas!

The story begins with little Otter (can be male or female) reflecting over the day’s joys with Mommy, and then proceeds through the evening rituals—dinner, cleanup, bath time, pajamas, dance, story time, prayer, lullaby, and getting tucked in. It emphasizes that the best part of the day for little otter was spending time with Mommy, and ends with the title words, “Night night, Mommy.”

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.

Now it’s time to talk to God. I bow my head and pray, “God, thank You for my mommy and the fun we had today!”

This large (7.5” x 7.9”) 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, Mommy, what a day we’ve had—the library and the zoo! So now I’ll say, “Night night” and rest for a brand-new day with you.

I received a Review Copy from the publisher via BookLook.

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