“Stories, songs, and snuggly pjs
Help me settle down and rest,
But, Mommy, spending time with you
Is what I love the best!”
the baby meerkat says as he drifts off to sleep in Amy Parker’s children’s book, Night Night, Mommy.
~ What ~
At twenty pages, this board book with a padded front cover targets children ages two to six years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about a mother and child getting ready for bedtime. There is one reference to praying to God. Full page color illustrations of a meerkat and his mother cover the pages.
Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this tale involves a meerkat who has had a busy day. After dinner, he helps his mother clean the kitchen, takes a bubble bath, puts on his pajamas, does a dance, is read a book, prays to God, is sung to, and slowly drifts off to sleep, happy to have spent time with his mommy.
Having a two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, her routine is similar to this book in that she has a bath, reading time, and then bed time. I like how she can relate to the story as her mother reads her the book, and she looks at the calming illustrations.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not understand why it is necessary to spend time daily praying to God. Single fathers may shy away from a book that promotes only a mother putting a child to bed. Due to some of three syllable words, it would be best to read it out loud to beginner readers.
~ Who ~
The author of over thirty books that have sold eight-hundred-thousand copies worldwide, Parker focuses on children, teens, and adults. Married, she and her husband have two sons. No information is given on the illustrator, Holland.
~ Wish ~
Because this book only shows a mother and child relationship, it should be noted there is a similar book for fathers too.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a bonding book for a mother and child with pictures of meerkats, this is a nice choice.
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