Sunday, February 23, 2014

Goodnight, Angels by Melody Carlson, Sophie Allsopp (Illustrator)

Goodnight, rubber duckie. Thank you for the scrub. Goodnight to the bubbles, Sliding down the tub. As a little boy says goodnight to the things and people in his world, he remembers to offer a thankful nighttime prayer to God. Goodnight Angels gently draws children to sleep as it reminds them that God is watching over them. It's a sweet bedtime story told in the classic tradition and filled with a spiritual heart.

About The Author 

Melody Carlson has written around 200 books for teens, women and children. That's a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a "storyteller." Her books range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including the Rita and Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

My Review:

This a sturdy cardboard children's book. A very fast read, and our 7 year, did just that! His 5 year old brother listened, and tried himself, with some help.
Reminded me of my oldest when he was a toddler, now a 16 year old, and his Dad would take him around the house each night saying goodnight. Then they would proceed upstairs to say prayers, and a final goodnight.
The younger boys were touched by the graphics, and the dog, who reminded them of our Old English Sheepdog, who just went to heaven a few weeks ago. A timely reminder of visiting and playing with him again in heaven.
This sweet book could be shared with little folks, and they sure won't hurt it. Thank you Melody Carlson, for for such a sweet book!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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