Friday, September 30, 2011

Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker

Night Night Blessings, written by Amy Parker and illustrated Marijan Ramljak, is the newest book in our family’s board book collection. Written in poetic form, the book demonstrates thanksgiving for all of God’s blessings from a child’s perspective. Starting with awakening in the morning and ending at going to bed at night, a child lists all of the blessings they encounter that demonstrate God’s presence in her life. A few things the little girl thanks God for are “yummy food,” “family time,” “a sky full of twinkly stars,” and ends by thanking God

“for the many ways
You sprinkle my days with love.
All these blessings remind me that
You are watching from above. Night Night.”

This is a really cute little book. It is a warm book to read with your child at bedtime. It teaches thankfulness to God for all of the good things in our lives. It also teaches that God is always with us and loves to remind us of His presence in what might seem like little ways to us, but probably big to a child. The illustrations are also soft and pleasant as a nighttime book.

I recommend this book to parents of small children who are looking for something to read to their children at bedtime. It is a great teaching tool and a wonderful way to snuggle up with your little one and make some good memories of mommy or daddy tucking them into bed at night. One thing that occurred to me while reading is that it has pictures of both mommy and daddy together in the book with the child thanking God for family time. If you are a single parent, this might raise some questions for a small child. I just wanted to mention that because I know that is a reality, as much as it hurts my heart.

Overall, this is a very sweet book. Many blessings to you and your family as you make memories together reading!!!

Disclosure Statement: I received this book as part of a free books for bloggers program from Booksneeze. I was not required to give a favorable review. The opinions and thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.

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