Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bedtime with Night-Light

Bedtime with Night-Light, by Susan Lingo, is a "get 'em to bed" board book. With cute, vivid illustrations by Kathy Parks, we see Night-Light (a bug) take a bath, put on his slippers, brush his teeth, get his blankie, read a "Bible story," and say his prayers. The book ends with the lyrics to a bed time song sung to the tune of "Jesus Loves Me."

What I Like: The illustrations are just delightful; this little bug (who could either be a girl or a boy) is cute and surrounded by colorful things. The text is in rhyme, and offers several Christian messages, including the idea that "God is here with us all through the night." The song at the end of the book fits a little awkwardly with the suggested tune, but repeats that reassuring message.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Very Good.

Age Appeal: According to the publisher, 3 - 5, but I'd say infant to preschool.

Publishing Info: Standard Publishing, 2004; ISBN 0784715203; board book; $8.99

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