Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

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Overview

The board book edition of 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310745563
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 578,033
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD390L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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.Chapmanand Warnes.com.

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homeschoolmom24 More than 1 year ago
About the Book: 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. My Review: Who knew barns were so busy? Was this what Mary thought all those years ago in that stable with Joseph and baby Jesus? Goodnight Manger is a precious picture book perfect for little ones. I think bedtime would be the best time for a read aloud from the book considering it is centered around sleeping. Christmas and Jesus go hand in hand in our neck of the woods. You just can't have one without the other. The simplicity of Jesus' birth yet the fact that it was so profound speaks volumes to me. I'm grateful for the love of a Savior because of that precious act of God sending His Son to save us, we can have unrelenting hope, always. Set about with beautiful illustrations and dramatic prose that send the new parents reeling because they don't want there baby awake due to all the activity from His birth. It was a sweet, soft, just precious book about Jesus' birth story. **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
The thing that really stood out to me is how this book tells the nativity story from a family perspective. Yes, this is one of the most important occurrences in all of Christianity, but it brings it down to a human level and I think it can get kids to relate to it. I like how Jesus, Mary and Joseph are named “Baby”, “Mama”, and “Papa” in the story, again relating it to the family aspect of what went on that blessed night. I also love that the book is illustrated true to the setting, the Middle East. It is a nice multicultural aspect, that makes it realistic. The book has nice, consistent rhyme and makes it a perfect bedtime story. I love that the book brings the nativity story to a level kids can appreciate while still giving the story the respect it should be treated with. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Each year for the month of December I wrap up 24 Christmas books for each of my grandchildren's homes. I'm always on the lookout for a new title to add to the mix. This year I came across Goodnight Manger and decided it had to be included. We have previously enjoyed Goodnight Ark so I was pretty sure the kiddos would like this one as well. The combination of Sassi's witty rhyming verse and Chapman's vibrant illustrations make both of the books appealing to the younger crowd as well as the narrator. My favorite verse from the story is this: "Mama's frantic, In a tizzy. Who knew stables Were so busy?" Truer words have not been spoken! Can you just imagine the real scene? Smelly and noisy animals. Itchy hay. Angels singing. Shepherds and Wisemen visiting. Didn't they know a baby needs its sleep? (Not to mention the momma!) But of course this is no ordinary baby. This is the long anticipated Messiah so of course the angels are going to sing and the shepherds and wisemen are going to come and pay homage. But in the end after a few choruses of Away in the Manger perhaps, everything and everyone settles down and finds rest. We enjoyed this somewhat silly telling of the Nativity story. While all the facts aren't included and it doesn't stick strictly to Scripture it is still a delightful tale to read to your little one as they too drift off to sleep. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of our family's Christmas traditions is to give our son a new Christmas-themed book each year. I was starting to contemplate which book to get him this year when I saw Goodnight, Manger, and I was really interested to check it out. Goodnight, Manger is a great new picture book by author Laura Sassi and illustrator Jane Chapman. The book takes a fun and whimsical spin on the Christmas story by describing what it might have been like for Mary and Joseph to get baby Jesus to sleep amidst a very noisy stable. The rhyming text pairs perfectly alongside Chapman's delightful illustrations. I appreciated the diversity of the illustrations and the way they were fun and childlike yet still had a realistic quality to them (without being cartoony). The book is recommended for children ages 4-8, but my two year old son seems to really enjoy the book and has asked to read it multiple times since we received it. I think this book would make a great Christmas gift for any kids in your life, and I would definitely recommend checking it out! Disclosure of Material Connection: 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.”
LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
Goodnight, Manger By Laura Sassi is a really cute rhyming book! My kids loved this book! In this book, it's bedtime for baby Jesus but the manger is too noisy. Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep but it's just too loud. Finally Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to get baby Jesus to sleep. They sing a lullaby and before they know it baby Jesus is sleeping peacefully under the twinkling stars. The illustrations are cute and match the story perfectly. Such a wonderful book! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.