Join bestselling author Amy Parker and award-winning illustrator Virginia Allyn in the latest Night Night adventure through Sleepytown, where community helpers work hard so everyone can rest! Say thank you and good night to farmers, doctors, teachers, firefighters, and God, who takes care of us all. Your little ones will sleep soundly, feeling safe and loved.
Night night, helpers—Sleepytown too!
Thank you all for what you do.
Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than a million copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer; Night Night, Farm; and Night Night, Train.
About the Author
Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 1 million copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer, Night Night, Farm, and Night Night, Train.
Virginia Allyn has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books. She lives above a chocolate shop in a beautiful New Hampshire village. She enjoys collecting children’s books, hiking, and eating all her vegetables (except peas).
Read an Excerpt
Come on down to Sleepytown, Where the time is always right For snuggling and for sleeping in, And we always say, "Night night!"
The mayor of Sleepytown Will help show you around; You'll see how we're all helpers For each other, for our town.
Night night, mayor — Sleepytown too! Thank you all for what you do.
Each day the farmer wakes up To a cock-a-doodle-doooo! He gathers eggs and wheat and milk, While all the cows go mooooo ...
Night night, farmers — And animals too! Thank you all for what you do.
The tweet-tweet of the whistle Tells the drivers what to do; The officer waves the kids across, Then tells the cars, "Thank you!"
Night night, officers — Safe drivers too! Thank you all for what you do.
In the school, ready to learn, The students raise their hands; Our teachers make us oh so smart! They help us understand.
Night night, teachers — And students too! Thank you all for what you do.
In rain or shine, our postman Will make his way through town To bring us all our packages Before the sun goes down!
Night night, postmen — And readers too! Thank you all for what you do.
Firefighters rush to help with The bubble spill downtown; It looks like they may give a bath To everyone around!
Night night, firefighters — Bubble makers too! Thank you all for what you do.
The doctor listens closely To an achy tummy; Too many cookies make you sick — Even if they're yummy!
Night night, doctors — And nurses too! Thank you all for what you do.(Continues…)
Excerpted from "Night Night, Sleepytown"
Copyright © 2018 Amy Parker.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are many people working in a town to keep life running smoothly. This book takes a look at several professions and the influence they have on people around them, and then offers a quick thanks before a good night's sleep. The cover already invites smiles with it's bright colors and busy portrayal of a small town. It's a sturdy book with a puffy cover and an easy to wash off surface. The pages are as sturdy as a board book should be. Each page offer two verses of rhyme. The first gives a quick, fun glimpse at a profession often found in towns (police, doctor, postman, etc) while the second verse is much more repetitive, starting with the words 'night night' and ends with a thank you. Some of the rhymes run more smoothly than others but all are informative while also being fun. The illustrations are bright and super sweet with animals as the main characters. There are fun little details sprinkled in such as a carrot car or mice helping themselves to cookies in the background. These little bits give young listeners something to explore and giggly moments. It's a cute book which takes a glimpse at the important things people do and how these jobs are needed for everyday life. It reminds young listeners to be thankful and see those around them in a more grateful light. Even bubble makers and diggers before saying night night. I received a complimentary copy through Booklook Bloggers and found this tale so sweet and cute that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.
My daughter's eyes lit up as soon as we opened this book. Full of her favorite animals and lots of vibrant colors. I enjoyed sitting with my child and pointing out the different animals, and what they were doing. This is a fun bedtime story to read to get children ready for bed. Thanks to Amy Parker for this wonderful book. I would recommend every mom and dad for their kids.
My daughter's eyes lit up as soon as we opened this book. Full of her favorite animals and lots of vibrant colors, Night Night, Sleepytown held her attention to the final page. Its rhyme is sweet and fun to read. I appreciated the heart of the story too, which encourages gratitude and appreciation for those around you. A sweet read all the way around and a perfect story before bedtime!
“Each daily devotional offers an encouraging Scripture and a closing prayer to help you focus on what God is accomplishing in and through you,” the back jacket states in the book, 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart. ~ What ~ At three-hundred-and-eighty-four pages, this small hardbound for women meant to be read daily throughout a year encourages focusing on having thankful heart though God. Using mainly the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the CEV, ESV, KJV, MSG, NASB, NCV, NIV, and NLT. It comes with an attached mint green marker ribbon. The book is separated by month with one page dedicated to each day of the year. Each date starts with a title and written-out Bible verse, followed by several paragraphs that usually begin with an everyday topic or idea, Bible story or character, or notable figure or happening. The page ends with a short one to two-line prayer of thankfulness. As it concentrates on being thankful, some random titles include Seeing Past Our Stumbling, Being Like Mary and Martha, Two Simple Words, Everyday Courage, A Wardrobe Worthy of the King, A Little Salt, Precious to the Lord, s, Responding with Prayer, The Potter’s Task, In His Hands, No What-Ifs, Bloom and Grow, The Eeyore Within, More Precious Than Rubies, and In His Image. ~Why ~ So many devotions include a writer’s personal experiences, but this one does not. I am so thankful that its focus is on God and the Bible. I like that I could relate to the topics and how God is the One we should be thanking. The prayers are short but meaningful. One devotion I enjoyed is dated September 16 titled “Rejoice … Always?” with Philippians 4:4 written out. The commentary lists several excuses we all make when things are going poorly and how we should rejoice and be glad because we can do “all things through Christ who strengthens us” including rejoice. The prayer is asking the Lord to teach us how to rejoice because each moment is spent with Him. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not believe in Jesus Christ as their savior may not appreciate this devotional. Some women may not like themed devotions so would pass on it. Others may prefer only reading the Scriptures as their daily reading. It should not replace daily Bible reading. ~ Wish ~ While I was impressed with the deep concentration on the topic of being thankful in this book, I wish only a few Bible versions were provided as some have rather liberal interpretations of Scripture. ~ Want ~ If you like devotionals that you can relate to throughout the year while reminding you to be thankful, this one will help you see how God is always there for us and wonderfully takes care of us. It would make a thoughtful thank-you gift for a loved one. Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
If you are looking for a new book to cozy up and read with your little ones before bed, Night Night, Sleepy Town is an adorable new board book designed to help your little ones feel safe and loved before bed. Night Night, Sleepy Town introduces children to the folks who help keep the town running smoothly--the mayor, the farmer, the policeman, the teacher, and more. Children are reminded that each of these special people take care of everyone in their own special way and encourages the children to remember them and say thank you for them. Adorable brightly-colored illustrations help bring each profession to life for the young readers. This book has short rhyming verses and great rhythm. The illustrations are great. The reminder to be grateful for all of the special people who make the town run each day is such a good idea to help children learn gratitude. Night Night, Sleepy Town is aimed at children 3 to 5 years old and is 20 pages long. It is also part of Amy Parker's series of Night Night books. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.