Title: Night Night, Jungle
Author: Amy Parker
Illustrator: Virginia Allyn
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
“As the big moon rises,
God’s creatures go to sleep;
He loves us all—both here at home
And in the jungle deep.
Night night, God,” the story ends in Amy Parker’s children’s book, Night Night, Jungle.
~ What ~
At twenty pages, this board book with a padded front cover targets children ages two to five years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about animals in the jungle who get ready for bedtime. The brightly colored full-page illustrations of the animals are on all open pages.
Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this tale involves animals who live in the jungle and prepare for bed. There are praying lemurs, jaguars splashing in a river, toucans brushing teeth, chameleons reading a story, a rocking monkey, parrots sung a lullaby, tadpoles riding on their daddy’s back, and a sloth snuggling with its mom. The end reminds us God loves us all, including the animals.
Our one-year-old grandson loves looking at board books, especially if they contain animals. The illustrations of the animals are charming, cute, and colorful, grabbing attention of things to look at on each page.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like books that mention God may not approve of this book, but He is mentioned only a couple of times. Due to the busy illustrations, it may be a challenge for those with visual issues. Some of the wording may be too hard for beginner readers.
~ Wish ~
Of the three Night Night books I have read by this author, this is my favorite as it has much to look at for a young one. There is nothing I would change about it.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book to read at bedtime that is about jungle animals, this one is a great choice. I know our grandson will cherish it when we visit him in a few weeks.
Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-night-jungle-amy-parker/1126657485