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Children’s Corner: The Bedtime Book

9 Aug

Mama comes to tuck you in,

Pulls the covers to your chin,

Squeezes fingers, squeezes toes,

Lays a kiss upon your nose.

New York Times bestselling author Mary Engelbreit presents The Bedtime Book, a beautifully-illustrated picture book that pairs sleepy time text with Mary’s beloved, timeless art. From endearing poems and snuggly stories to sweet blessings and precious prayers, each page of The Bedtime Book features ways for you to read your little one to sleep. 

Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. Mary’s dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country.

 

My Impressions: 

The Bedtime Book illustrated by the very talented Mary Engelbreit will be your child’s go-to book when the sun goes down and sleep beckons. Filled with whimsically detailed illustrations of creatures of all types, the poems, prayers, and stories all focus on the process of bedtime. I loved this book! The pace is slow and easy; the pictures sure to engage your child’s imagination. My favorite in the collection is titled Counting Sheep, a story sure to induce giggles and smiles. Perfect for snuggle time with your child or grandchild! The Bedtime Book is a great edition to your family library or the just right gift for the special child in your life.

Highly Recommended.

Audience: children ages 4-8.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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Children’s Corner: A Night of Great Joy

21 Nov

61s1hbyrvcl-_sy439_bo1204203200_Mary Engelbreit presents A Night of Great Joy, a delightful picture book that celebrates the joyful season of Christmas. This book tells the story of the nativity through the performance of a children’s Christmas pageant. With adorable illustrations and simple storytelling, Engelbreit paints a wonderful picture of the night that Jesus was born.

A Night of Great Joy recalls that fateful night with wonder and awe. From the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem to the gathering of many before the baby Jesus, this holiday treasure leads children through the tale of the birth of Jesus, guiding them with the star of Bethlehem.

 

pink_shirt_largeMary Engelbreit is a graphic artist and children’s book illustrator who launched her own magazine, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion in 1996. Mary Engelbreit was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

My Impressions:

The story of the birth of Jesus is told through the eyes of children in Mary Englebreit’s newest book for Christmas, A Night of Great Joy. The familiar story will engage your child as he or she sees it performed in a children’s play. I loved the beautifully detailed illustrations Englebreit is known for as the children endeavor to share the story with their audience. Be on the lookout for kids acting like kids — shepherds fighting over a lamb and kids giggling. This book is homey and cute as it tells the story that changed the world. A Night of Great Joy is a wonderful addition to your family reading this season.

Highly Recommended.

Audience: children ages 4+.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)