Booklook Review: Goodnight Angels by Melody Carson

By Melody Carlson, illustrated by Sophie Allsop Published by Zondervan

Our most recent pick from Booksneeze, now Booklook Bloggers, brought us the board book, Goodnight Angels. Excited to share it with Maddy, I waited until she woke up from her nap to open it with her. (She anticipates fun packages just like I do!) Her attention was captured as we read this sweet story. Goodnight Angels is a bedtime book and certainly for younger audiences (preschool/those who are in a board book stage). The story has a simple message of thankfulness expressed through prayer as the main character, a young boy, prepares for bed. Both of his parents and pets, a cat and a dog, are featured in the story as well.

Melody Carson rhymes throughout Goodnight Angels and there is a consistent rhythm through the story, making it easy to read and enjoy. I love rhyming text as Maddy is picking up on sounds and rhythm right now. Maddy enjoyed how she was able to manage the book and turn the pages herself, pausing where she wished to stop and observe or hurry up past a page or illustrations that were not quite as interesting to her. As a nearly two-year-old, Maddy seemed to enjoy the story and pointed out objects she recognized (like a kitty, puppy, etc).

goodnight angels collage

I would recommend this book to parents, grandparents, or anyone looking for a great book to share with a young one in your life. This would make a great addition to a baby shower gift!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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