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With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the manger story. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.
Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 10.00 X 10.00 (inches)|
Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth. It's bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels' joyful hosanas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it's just too loud. Until Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars. With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the manger story.
Jane Chapman is a multi award-winning artist who has illustrated over one hundred books including five New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Southern England with her husband, Tim Warnes, two children and five chickens. Visit Jane Chapman at www.ChapmanandWarnes.com.
Faith WarriorNew HampshireAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Goodnight Manger by Laura SassiNovember 23, 2016Faith WarriorNew HampshireAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher HarperCollins Publishers 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Goodnight Manger is a childrens board book. It provides a fictional account of what may have taken place in the stable after Jesus was born and how each animal could have helped after His arrival. The fictional content resembles a bit of the actual Biblical events of Jesus birth. One inaccurate account, excluding all the animals and their part, was the wise men showing up at the Manger. The wise men did not arrive until up to two years after Jesus birth, at which time Jesus and His family would be then living in a house and no longer in the stable. The Shepards did show up at the stable as depicted in Goodnight Manger.
The illustrations are done very nicely. They are filled with many shades of color and enables the mentioned actions to come alive within each page. I recommend Goodnight Manger.
PennyMindingMomAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Unique perspective on the Christmas story.November 21, 2016PennyMindingMomAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The first day of Advent is almost here. Each year at the beginning of advent I fill a basket with 24 books and place it under the Christmas tree. Each day we pick a book from the basket and read it together. We have our favourite stories that are put in the basket each year, but I also try to include new stories. Goodnight, Manger will be a new addition to our basket this year and I cant wait to share it with my children.
Goodnight Manger is the story of Mary trying to put Baby Jesus to sleep for the night. Between itchy hay, angels singing and noisy shepherds its all but impossible for the little baby to fall asleep. Will Mary find a way to help Baby Jesus fall into a peaceful sleep on such a busy night?
When I think of the Nativity story I always visualize a peaceful scene. Never do I think of Baby Jesus crying or the shepherds stumbling in making all kinds of noise. Everything is calm and serene in my mind. Goodnight Manger by Laura Sassi, tells the Nativity story in a way that just may be a little more accurate than what I envision. There is chaos and noise and a baby crying, all the things that may just have happened.
Goodnight Manger reminds us of Jesus humanity. When we was itchy and uncomfortable, he cried and when it was noisy all around him, he couldnt sleep. The story reminded me that he lived his life here on earth as a human and can truly understand how we feel.
The story is written in rhyme, perfect for reading aloud. Its a great story for bedtime. The story starts off slowly with Mary telling her baby that its time for bed, but then it builds in excitement til it calms down again at the end. The illustrations are fun and lively and will capture your childs interest.
Goodnight Manger is a great story to read during the advent season. It has a unique perspective on the Christmas story that will delight your little one.
Disclosure: 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.
Creative2xmomCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A fun loving nativity storyNovember 8, 2016Creative2xmomCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This delightful little board book by Laura Stassi explores what the manger scene mus have really looked like with a newborn baby and a barn full of animals. Goodnight, Manger is the nativity story as you've never heard before. Mary, Joseph, and friends try to put baby Jesus to bed amidst braying donkeys, itchy hay, and singing angels. This silly rhyming story will have your kiddos giggling from beginning to end. Mommy and Daddy too. My favorite rhyme is the scene in which the animals are everywhere, kings are knocking at the door, and Mary's on the verge of a nervous breakdown:
In a tizzy.
Who knew stables
Were so busy?
I think we new mom's have all been there a time or two. :-)
And while the story is a fun adventure, it was really the illustrations that stole the show. Chapman's illustrations of a frantic Mary, friendly kings, and celebrating angels pop off the page. I just love the color in this book and I'm sure you will too.
Following along in the fun style of Goodnight, Ark, this book would make a wonderful Christmas gift or addition to your Christmas Book Advent.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
BastianReviewsAlabamaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Decent bookNovember 5, 2016BastianReviewsAlabamaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Goodnight Manger is the story of how noisy the stable must have been the night baby Jesus was born. As a mom, it made me laugh to see the "true" account of trying to put a baby to sleep with all the sounds and "visitors"! It showed Mary not as a calm peaceful mom, but the frantic sleepless mom we all have experienced. The story is a quick read and will be great for bedtime during this Christmas season to help remind our little ones, and ourselves, the true meaning of Christmas.
The only reason I'm giving this book 4 stars is because I personally didn't love the illustrations.
apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Christmas story for young onesJanuary 18, 2016apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Since we don't know the exact day of Christ's birth why not have a Christmas book review after Christmas. Yes, I'm a wee bit late for the Christmas that just passed my by, but we have a Christmas future to look forward to. Goodnight, Manger would be an excellent book to add to your holiday book library. It was added to our church library this past year. I never can get enough of the Christmas story. Our children need to know the true meaning of Christmas, too many of kids today don't know the real reason for the season; And that is truly sad. Goodnight, Manger will help teach the youngest the true meaning of Christmas. Sassi has written this book in a fun rhyming meter. Beginning readers will love being able to read the book by themselves. The illustrations are bold, colorful, and very eye appealing.