You are strong. You are brave. You are so incredibly good.On an ordinary night in an ordinary house, a father's ordinary words do something extraordinary. Lulled to sleep by these whispered affirmations, his baby girl grows into a fun-loving child, a confident teen, and then a courageous young woman. As she ventures forth into the world on her own, her father's affectionate affirmationsnow carried in memorybolster her through life's challenges and, like whispers on the night wind, come full circle to strengthen her aging father and young son of her own. With breathtaking illustrations from Spanish artist Dani Torrent,Goodnight Whispers is a heartwarming story about a father's love and the power of affirmation.
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Michael Leannah writes both fiction and nonfiction for children and for adults. In addition to authoring Most People (Tilbury House, 2017), Michael has been published in Scholastic's Instructor and Highlights for Children, Countdown, and Ladybug magazines. He has been an instructor in the Milwaukee and Sheboygan public schools for more than thirty years and is the creator of We Think with Ink, a writing program for elementary and middle school students. He lives with his family in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Illustrator, painter and writer, he got a degree in Art History at the University of Barcelona, and studied illustration at La Llotja Arts and crafts school, in Barcelona. He completed his academic training with film direction studies and doctoral courses of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. He won the Young Creators prize from the Fita Foundation, the second prize in the international drawing competition in Zabrze, Poland, and the second prize of BIISA Festival in Amarante, Portugal. He has been selected at international festivals such as the CJBooks of Korea, or the Illustrakids of Italy, and has exhibited his pictorial work in France, Italy and Hungary. He has published books in Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, the United States, Korea, China and Estonia.
"A whispered word can resonate with more depth and clarity than a long speech or a loud shout"- Michael Leannah
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Goodnight Whispers is a board book for young readers by American author, Michael Leannah. The charming illustrations are by Dani Torrent. Each night as he puts his daughter to bed, a father whispers endearments and encouragements. As she grows into a toddler, then into a teen, he maintains his positive affirmations. She becomes a confident young woman who remembers his encouragements, particularly at times they are most needed. And when it’s her father who needs those words, she is there. This is a book as much for fathers as it is for daughters, maybe even more so. Heartwarming.