Title: Nighty Night and Good Night
Authors: Michael W. Smith and Mike Nawrocki
“This cute (and sleepy) adventure leads the Nighty Nights to discover that when you’re having trouble falling asleep a lullaby might just do the trick,” the inside flap states in Michael W. Smith and Mike Nawrocki’s children’s book, Nighty Night and Good Night.
~ What ~
Part of the Nurturing Steps series, this twenty-four-page jacketed hardbound targets children ages four years old and older. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about a group of stuffed animals helping a little boy fall asleep. Sophomoric colorful illustrations on white backgrounds grace the pages.
After a page that includes a space to write in the owner’s name, presenter, and date, this tale involves a little boy who is tucked into bed after saying his prayers with his mom, but he cannot fall asleep. As his three stuffed animals come to life, they try to help him doze off by suggesting to count sheep, fluff his pillow, and yawn, but the young child is still not sleepy. When the three critters start singing a lullaby, the boy drifts off to a peaceful rest.
Having three grandchildren under the age of five, I love reading them bedtime stories when they visit and spend the night. I like that this story is quaint, short, and simple. Having a professional recording artist write the lullaby that includes the Lord’s protection is appreciated and helpful.
~ 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 as the mother and child do nightly. Some may not have internet access to listen online to the lullaby included at the end of the book. Others may think the drawings are too simplistic and lack details.
~ Wish ~
I wish there were a way to hear the lullaby when the book is opened to the specific page as it would be easier to hear the song than to read it.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a calm bedtime book that helps produce sleep, this may be a good choice as it contains a lullaby.
Thanks to Zblog Squad for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nighty-night-and-good-night-michael-w-smith/1127764854