I try to only request review items that we (the 4 of us in this house will use), but occasionally I get the opportunity to receive an item that I just can't pass up. This was the case with Night Night Farm by Amy Parker. This sweet little board book is going to go to a little baby who will be born soon to a dear friend who is going to be a mommy for the first time! Since this is her first bundle of joy, I feel obligated to fill his little bookshelves with wonderful books.
Night Night Farm is a softcover board book that is illustrated by Virginia Allyn. The front cover features lots of farm babies that appear in the story. This book reminds me of several that I read to my children over and over and over when they were little. We had a bedtime routine that we used most nights, and it included a bath and some snuggles and a story or two. Oh we were so diligent doing that routine every single night with our first. By our second born, we realized it wasn't logical to be so stuck to the routine so we varied it quite a bit but most nights we followed that routine. Our children are much older now but the routine hasn't changed much. They take a shower (or bath), get their nighttime kisses and hugs, and then head off to their rooms to read before falling asleep.
Back to the book, the 20 pages are fully illustrated. 10 of the pages feature the words of the story. It is a good night to all the little animals on the farm. The mama and daddy animals are going through the bedtime routine to get them all washed and put to bed. The farm includes all kinds of animals from sheep to mice. The last page reminds the audience that God made all the animals and them too!
I can see that this would easily be a favorite among littles because of the sweet tone and rhyming. Animals are usually a favorite for young ones too! Do you have a little one who needs a new bedtime story to love? I can giveaway 1 copy of this sweet book to a reader. Enter below via the Giveaway Tools widget, and one entry will be randomly selected to win. Ends 8/21/16. If you can't wait, this little book is available to purchase now.