From Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W Smith and the co-creator of Veggietales Mike Nawrocki comes Let's Get Ready for Bed, the second in a series of bedtime books in the Nurturing Steps line. This sweet and sleepy picture book will lull your little one to sleep with their favorite stuffed animal characters the Nighty Nights.
As an added bonus, this book includes a link that allows readers to listen to Michael W. Smith singing the lullaby from the story.
Founded by Michael W Smith, Nurturing Steps is an infant and toddler series of children’s music and books with a simple mission to enliven a child’s journey with hope and faith through music and storytelling.
This picture book features a cover that shines with foil.
About the Author
Michael W. Smith is a successful recording artist who has recorded more than 25 albums and had numerous hit radio songs in the Christian and General markets. He’s won numerous Grammy and Dove Awards and is the founder of Rocketown, an outreach to teenagers in a 38,000 square-foot facility in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. He is involved in mission work around the world. He has also written several best-selling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. He and his wife, Debbie, have five children and live in Nashville.
Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales and the voice of the beloved Larry The Cucumber, has been part of the pulse of the Veggie brand since its inception in 1993. Mike has created, written, and directed most of the popular “Silly Songs with Larry” segments, including fan favorites “His Cheeseburger” and “The Hairbrush Song.” He has also lent his screenwriting and directing talents to dozens of VeggieTales episodes such as Madame Blueberry and The League of Incredible Vegetables, as well as both of the properties’ theatrical release films, Jonah and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. In addition, Mike has authored a number of VeggieTales books and CD projects as well as developing and writing for another of Big Idea’s hit animated properties, 3-2-1 Penguins. Mike is currently focused on developing new children's properties centered around fun characters, engaging storytelling, and wholesome values. Mike makes his home in Franklin, TN with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“This rhyming read-aloud book will lull your little one to sleep with their favorite stuffed animal characters, the Nighty Nights,” the inside flap states in Michael W. Smith and Mike Nawrocki’s children’s book, Let’s Get Ready for Bed. ~ What ~ Part of the Nurturing Steps series, this twenty-four-page jacketed hardbound targets infants to toddlers. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about a couple of stuffed animals helping a puppy fall asleep. Sophomoric colorful illustrations on white backgrounds grace the pages. With a page that includes a space to write in the owner’s name, presenter, and date, this tale involves a puppy getting ready for bed. After taking a bath, putting pjs on, brushing his teeth, saying his prayers, and looking at a book, he still cannot fall asleep. When the two critters start singing a lullaby, the little canine drifts off to a peaceful rest. ~Why ~ Having three grandchildren under the age of five, I love reading them bedtime stories when they visit and spend the night. I like that this story is quaint, short, and simple. Having a professional recording artist write the lullaby that includes thanking God is appreciated. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not understand why it is necessary to spend time daily praying to God. Some may not have internet access to listen online to the lullaby link included in the book. Others may think the drawings are too simplistic and lack details. Beginner readers may have trouble reading the two- and three-syllable words. ~ Wish ~ I wish there were a way to hear the lullaby when the book is opened to the specific page as it would be easier to hear the song than to read it. The online link is only noted on one corner of the jacket cover, and one must submit their email address to hear the song. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a relaxing bedtime book that helps produce sleep, this may be a good choice. Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.