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Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 9 X 10.75 (inches)|
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. Its a sweet bedtime story told in the classic tradition and filled with a spiritual heart.
Sophie Allsopp grew up in a small English village and Hong Kong, where she particularly enjoyed living in a hotel and going to school on a tram. After studying for her illustration degree, Sophie won several awards and has now been illustrating for over 20 years. She lives in England with her husband, son, and a cat called Sadie.
The artwork by British illustrator Sophie Allsopp is not overly dynamic, just pencil lines and basic watercolors, but the illustrations are functional, and they are detailed enough so that young readers will have a genuine sense of place in each scene. Each page features a rhymed couplet. Unfortunately, the metre is stilted and lacks proper cadence, as in, "My eyes are getting sleepy. Good night to the angels watching over me." "Sleepy" has two syllables and, thus, does not rhythmically rhyme with "me," and the rhythm pattern of the sentences are totally out of synchronization. Fortunately for the author, kids are not literary analysts (although many of us parents and grandparents are).
This is a quick-read story that is not heavy on theology, just something designed to reflect the thoughts and actions of a child in an entertaining manner. Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Goodnight, AngelsFebruary 20, 2014Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4GOODNIGHT, ANGELS is a cute children's picture board book to read to small children as you tuck them into bed at night. With colorful pictures that are sure to keep nonreaders engaged, and simple words that beginning readers can read for themselves, this book is sure to delight.
If you are looking for a board book for a special child in your life, then GOODNIGHT, ANGELS is a good book to consider.