June 29, 2016

Another Sweet Bedtime Story by Amy Parker: Night Night, Farm

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Reading bedtime stories to my son is a great way to wind down the day. Sometimes we read a random book from his collection with no particular theme and sometimes we pick an actual book that is written specifically for bedtime. My son really enjoys the stories that contain animals. What child doesn't love to read about animals, am I right? Author, Amy Parker, is no stranger to writing some pretty awesome children's bedtimes books with sweet animal illustrations. Just back in April, I had the opportunity to share her book duo Night Night, Mommy and Night Night, Daddy, which we still love. Our latest nighttime tale is Amy Parker recent book, Night Night, Farm.



ABOUT THE BOOK:
When the sun sinks low down on the farm, the animals are all tuckered out from the day’s adventures. Join these adorable farm animals in pajamas as they say night night to the farm, to their mommies and daddies, and to God. Your little ones will sleep until the rooster crows knowing that the God who made them loves them too.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amy Parker has written and co-written more than forty books for children, teens, and adults, with more than a million copies sold. She has collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of these collaborations—Firebird and Courageous Teens—are recipients of Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. But Amy’s greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.

Night Night, Farm is a padded board book with rounded corners, perfect for even the youngest of book lovers. Virginia Allyn produced the illustrations for this book, and they are absolutely precious. Each page is full of gorgeous colors with an adorable collection of farm animals.

Amy Parker does not disappoint with the story. Complete with sweet rhyming prose, children will see how mommy and daddy farm animals get their own little ones to sleep. Mama cow sings a lullaby to her calf and daddy owls see to it that his little owlets don't make a peep (or a hoot).

Each page ends with a special way that each animal says good night to their family and to God. "Baa baa," says the sheep and "neigh neigh," says the horse. This little addition that completes each paragraph allows my son and I to play a fun game as we read a long. After each page, I would ask him how the particular animal would say good night, and he would reply with the appropriate sound of each creature. While the story in itself is enjoyable for him, this makes him cherish it even more.

When it comes to a child's library they can never have too many bedtimes books. Being able to complete each day with a prayer and sweet story to snuggle up to is the perfect way for little ones to drift off to sleep. Amy Parker has written an amazing compilation of bedtime stories for children, Night Night, Farm is a wonderful addition to her collection of works and is now a treasured read in our own home.


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4 comments:

Amy Parker said...

Thank you so much for the kind review. I had so much fun writing this one--and Virginia's illustrations blow me away! :) Most of all, though, thanks for reading to your little one, whatever you read! <3

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

It is my pleasure, Amy! I am blessed to have a little bookworm here. Your children's book are absolutely wonderful and such treasures to have in my son's collection. Keep up the great work (same goes for Virginia, her artwork is amazing!) :-)

brendashandmade said...

Sounds like a cute book! I like that you and your son played a little game while reading it. My son and I like to have fun like that while we read too.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Reading is always fun with the kiddos, but adding a little extra something makes it even more special! Thanks for stopping by, Brenda! :-)

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