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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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.
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 Folly, The Gospel in Color, and more.
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Shirley Alarie began writing adult and children's books to benefit two causes she loves. 'Hope in the Hood' portrays the incredible story of Colleen Adams providing hope and help to disenfranchised inner-city youth. 'A Healing Haven' showcases the amazing work of Shawn Jayroe and her incredible volunteers at RVR Horse Rescue. Children's books 'A New Friend for Gilbert' and the Dominick the Donkey 2-part series are based on real animals and events at RVR. Now Shirley writes for Jesus - including children's books, her FindingGodAmongUs blog, and as a Christian adult and children's book reviewer. Sign up to receive reviews of hot-off-the-press Christian and Children's releases. Need a freelance writer? Check her out.