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Grand Forks, ND
5 Stars Out Of 5
delightful bedtime book
June 7, 2013
Grand Forks, ND
This book has lovely bedtime prayers that will delight young and old alike. The rhyming prayers is just what is needed to send your little one off to la-la land thinking sweet thoughts. Just the prescription for wonderful dreams. What a better way to send your child off to sleep than thinking on God and his goodness. Just the right words to Bless the night with. The illustrations are soft water color but full of color and very delightful.
A copy of this book was provided by Tyndale for this review
Review: This was an absolutely delightful bedtime story book. It is a collection of four different stories talking to God about "Bedtime Blessings," "Thank You, God!," "Blessings Everywhere," and "God Loves You." Beautiful thoughts and prayers for nighttime, blessings, and thankfulness.
I can see this book as becoming a bedtime ritual with small ones. The illustrations were beautiful and very engaging. While the actual copy that I have read will probably be going into our school library, I have every intention of purchasing one to read to my granddaughter. I hope to create wonderful memories through this small but rich little book. (rev. P.Howard)
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for our honest review by Tyndale Blog Network on behalf of Tyndale Kids and the authors, Dandi Daley Mackall and Kathleen Long Bostrom, and illustrator, Elena Kucharik. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
With four Little Blessings books combined into one collection, Bedtime Stories and Prayers will become one of your child's favorites before bedtime!
The first story, "Bedtime Blessings", has such a sing-song rhyming pattern, the flow of the words have a calming effect that is like rocking a child to sleep with words. It begins with fun thoughts of friends and getting ready for bed routines, and then winds down to thanking God for all. Children will enjoy being able to chime in with the continued repetitive line, "God makes nighttime too."
The other three books included in this collection are "Thank You, God!", "Blessings Everywhere", and my favorite - "God Loves You". This final story focuses on God's unconditional love. He loves us when we're grumpy or glad; He loves us if we're fast or slow; He loves us whatever color we are!
I think my favorite thing about these charming little stories though is the illustrations by Elena Kucharik who is also the illustrator of the original Care Bears! There are four children pictured from various ethnicity groups and ages ranging from about two to six. Each is adorable and their expressions capture the joys and concerns of little children. There are also adorable animals that reoccur throughout the stories sometimes as pets and other times as special stuffed animals. Your child will enjoy watching for them and may even want to name them! Each illustration is an art piece in itself; they make me want to frame them and hang them on the wall to enjoy outside the pages of a book!
All in all, this Little Blessings book is a treasure to add to any collection or to be the first given to a newborn baby as the beginning of sweet read alouds that will point them to the love of God - Jesus!
This is a gorgeous book with four beautifully illustrated stories to read to your little ones at bedtime. Care Bear creator Elena Kucharik did a wonderful job of illustrating these colourful little characters. They're absolutely adorable! The stories are very sweet, just a few sentences at a time, generally one one side of the page, with a big, beautiful picture on the other. Sometimes books for little ones that are short on words are short on a message as well, but not this one. It's obviously very thoughtfully and carefully written.
This book is recommended for ages 0-5, and while 5 might be a stretch, 0-4 will fall in love with it instantly. It's sure to be your family's favourite good night storybook.
I love the simple, but sweetly written stories and the gorgeous artwork. I highly recommend this book!
I received this ebook from Tyndale House Publishers for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Tyndale House Publishers!