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. It’s a sweet bedtime story told in the classic tradition and filled with a spiritual heart.
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. "I think real-life experiences inspire the best fiction," she says. Her wide variety of books seems to prove this theory.
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By Melody Carlson
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Chapter OneGoodnight to the bird and the butterfly. Goodnight to my friends. I have to say goodbye.
Goodnight to my wagon. Didn't we have fun? Goodnight to the big clouds and sinking sun.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Delightful toddler bedtime book! Goodnight, Angel is a precious story to be read to toddlers at bedtime. It's a wonderful way for a child to say goodnight to all of the things he might encounter at the end of the day. Also included is a brief prayer of thanks to God, helpful in instilling a bedtime prayer habit. Melody Carlson has done a wonderful job of reaching toddlers in ways they can relate to and understand. The illustrations are sweet and colorful. I highly recommend this delightful book, well written and meaningful. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from ZonderKidz in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
As a pastor and a Father I am always looking for books and bibles to read to my two sons. I recently received "Goodnight Angels" from Melody Carson and Sophie Allsopp and immediately felt it was a "Christian rip-off" of "Goodnight Moon." First of all, why do we do that? As Christian culture why do we feel the need to "copy" or to take our "inspiration from" the outside world? Our God is the creator of the Heavens and the Earth! Shouldn't it be "Christian culture" that sets the bar? Plus, whenever I see one of these "Christian imitations" I would hope or expect that it would be BETTER than the secular version, but 99% of the time it isn't. At most it becomes a "nice alternative." That said and out of the way, the book is very cute. I love the illustrations from Sophie and it's fun to find the dog on every page. The story is also very cute as you follow the young man through his bedtime process. I am also glad that the prayer isn't focused on praying to angels as the title implies, it's only mentioned once at the end. To be honest though, my son already has 2 other "nighttime prayer" books that are very similar to this. In my head it doesn't make this book "stand out" from those others and I wonder if the world needs another book that seems to be just a "newer version" of so many other books that have come before it? Of course, if your son or daughter does not have one of those nighttime prayer books already, then I would certainly suggest picking up this one as it is very cute. Thank you to Zondervan for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This children’s book, Goodnight Angels, by Melody Carlson, illustrated by Sophie Allsopp is designed as a board book and it tells a bedtime story. The illustrations are colorful and have some fun details that help tell the story of a little boy’s bedtime routine. It follows a little boy around his house while he says goodnight to people and things that surround him. The story is a prayer to God, thanking Him for the blessings of the day. It is very similar to the book Goodnight Moon. This book is comparable in its size, feel, and cadence to that beloved book. The illustrations are very pleasing. They capture a day in the life of a little boy. It includes images of his family, a playground, a dog, toys, bath time, and being tucked into bed. It gently steps the reader and listener through a predictable bedtime routine. It ends with the little boy getting sleepy as he thanks God for his blessings, and says goodnight to the angels who are watching over him. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
This a sturdy cardboard children's book. A very fast read, and our 7 year, did just that! His 5 year old brother listened, and tried himself, with some help. Reminded me of my oldest when he was a toddler, now a 16 year old, and his Dad would take him around the house each night saying goodnight. Then they would proceed upstairs to say prayers, and a final goodnight. The younger boys were touched by the graphics, and the dog, who reminded them of our Old English Sheepdog, who just went to heaven a few weeks ago. A timely reminder of visiting and playing with him again in heaven. This sweet book could be shared with little folks, and they sure won't hurt it. Thank you Melody Carlson, for for such a sweet book! 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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”