“For now I’ll cuddle in your arms
And let you hold me tight,
Knowing that I’m always loved
And safe all through the night,”
the baby fox tells his father in Amy Parker’s children’s book, Night Night, Daddy.
~ 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 daddy and child going camping. There are references to praying to God and a Bible story. Full page color illustrations of a fox and his father cover the pages.
Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this tale involves a little fox who has had a busy day with his father. After playing ball and flying kits, he helps his dad make pancakes for dinner, has a bubble bath fight, looks at God’s creation in the sky, builds a fort, plays a tickle game, is told about Daniel and the lion’s den from the Bible, prays to God, and slowly drifts off to sleep in a tent, happy to have spent time with his daddy.
Having a two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, she likes to go camping with her parents. I like how she can relate to some of the story while looking 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 or know Bible stories. Single mothers may shy away from a book that promotes only a father camping with their child. 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 father and child relationship, it should be noted there is a similar book for mothers too.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a bonding book for a father and child with pictures of foxes, this is a nice choice, especially if you enjoy sleeping in a tent.
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