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Nighty Night, Baby Jesus
     

Nighty Night, Baby Jesus

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by Molly Idle
 

The animals are awakened by the rooster who is confused

by the brilliant light coming from the manger–Cock-adoodle

doo! Nighty Night, Baby Jesus, written and illustrated

by Molly Schaar Idle, presents the night Jesus is born and

the delight of the stable animals as they one-by-one

discover his presence. Children will happily share in the

Overview

The animals are awakened by the rooster who is confused

by the brilliant light coming from the manger–Cock-adoodle

doo! Nighty Night, Baby Jesus, written and illustrated

by Molly Schaar Idle, presents the night Jesus is born and

the delight of the stable animals as they one-by-one

discover his presence. Children will happily share in the joy

of the animals welcoming the baby Jesus–this is a cause for

celebration! Finally, the animals must quiet down so the

Babe can get his rest, “Nighty Night, Baby

Jesus."

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1–A rhyming text describes how animals, from Rooster to Goat to Cat and more, all come to the barn and greet the Little Stranger in the manger. “The Sheep flocked in to see this baby/in his bed of straw,/and spying the Wee Shepherd/gave a wild and wooly “BAAA!” The energetic, stylized illustrations, with their saturated colors and rounded shapes, are reminiscent of Disney cartoons. The text goes on a bit too long and is merely adequate. This effort adds nothing new to an oft-told tale.–Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
This sweet and simple story follows ten different animals as they approach Mary and the Christ Child in the stable. Each animal in turn makes its own sound when it sees the baby, until Mary finally politely shushes all of them so her child can take a nap. The rhyming text is short and pleasant without being saccharine, and even toddlers will be able to understand the plot and chime in on the animal sounds. The gentle ending refers to the Christmas star as the nightlight for the baby, with the title as the final phrase. Idle, a former DreamWorks artist, uses bold, stylized shapes and exaggerated lines that show her animation background, and Mary looks a bit like Disney's Pocahontas, but kids will be drawn to the illustrations for their movement and bright colors. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426700309
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
644,410
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Molly Schaar Idle is the talented author/illustrator of a number of books from Abingdon Press, including the successful Christmas book, "Emma's Gift" and most recently "Nighty Night, Noah." She has worked as an artist for Dream Works Feature Animation and PBS Kids. She and her family live in Tempe, Arizona.

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Nighty Night, Baby Jesus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet rendition from the animals point of view. Must have for every Christmas book collection!