Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This month, we received another hit from the lovely folks at Tommy Mommy to share and review with you. A Night Night Prayer is a board book(-ish) edition of a story originally published in 2008. They have redone the illustrations and the inside and it’s absolutely adorable. It is the current bedtime favorite of my 1-year old, who has recently discovered the joy of grabbing a book and plopping himself into the nearest lap.
As I mentioned, it is a board bookISH edition. It is a padded board book, but not the full on hard cardboard pages kind. The pages are of the thin cardboard variety, not the indestructible kind. It’s also a bit more of the picture book end of size more than the typical board book size. A Night Night Prayer is about 10×10 which makes it great for all ages. The tough pages allow your little ones to turn pages to their hearts content, while the large size and not so baby-board-book pages help it appeal to preschoolers. My 3.5 year old considers A Night Night Prayer HER bedtime book and I had hubby snap a rare shot of me reading the bedtime story.
After the girls were in bed, the Little Man lugged it over to daddy’s lap for an encore. Yes, these pictures were really taken at bedtime! The sun is just starting to set at 8-8:30 when we put the kids to bed in summer. Luckily their bedrooms are on the east side of the house & not the west!
A Night Night Prayer is a story about an alpaca who is saying goodnight to the things of God’s creation before he goes to bed. Beautifully told in rhyme with the repetition that little kids love, it’s been a hit for both my 1 year old boy and my 3-1/2 year old girl. The boy loves the alpaca and the illustrations. He gleefully points out the dog, flowers and other things on the page. I did have to laugh at the part about mom being asleep. Because no mom is ever asleep when her kids are awake. At least not for long. Maybe the little alpaca was talking/praying himself to sleep–my kids do that all the time :). It’s great for the 3-1/2 year old because its the perfect transition from crazy to quiet. The story lends itself well to bring down the energy level and getting ready to sleep.
If you would like to peek at the adorable illustrations and the text, you can preview the flip book for A Night Night Prayer.
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