Why Do We Say Good Night? Book Review

Why Do We Say Goodnight? Book Review. Christian Children's Book Review. Author Champ Thornton. Illustrator Rommel Ruiz. Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.
Why Do We Say Good Night? Going to bed and turning out the light can be a hard time for many children. Award-winning author Champ Thornton wrote this beautifully designed and illustrated book to help parents comfort their children with three truths about God. As a mother and her little daughter talk, they remember together that God made the night, he sees in the dark, and he watches over them just like a shepherd protects…
Delightful and practical bedtime story with amazing illustrations.

Why Do We Say Good Night? is a short, adorable story with simple, perfect rhyme and brilliant, creative, colorful illustrations. Nighttime is scary for many children. This book tackles the issue by assuring children that God made night, so the night is good.  God is always there and protecting us through the night.

The story flows easily and quickly. The illustrations show (masterfully) how common objects and shadows can transform into scary things in the dark. For parents who might be concerned the illustrations could scare children more, the cover illustration can be used as an example of what to expect.

I loved Why Do We Say Good Night? on every level. Great job by author, illustrator, and publisher.

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Meet the Author:

Champ Thornton is the associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. He has pastored in South Carolina and served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. He is host of “In the Word, On the Go,” a ten-minute podcast for families and is the author of several books.

Meet the Illustrator:

Rommel Ruiz is an accomplished designer and illustrator. He incorporates influences from theater, film, animation, and mid-century design. His work includes animated visuals for Cartoon Network and the award-winning Luther documentary, as well as illustrations for books including Golly’s FollyThe Gospel in Color, and more.


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