Good Night: A Toddler’s Bedtime Prayer

Emmanuelle Réymond-Dalyac, illus. by Nathalie Dieterlé. Sparkhouse Family, $7.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-5064-2497-2
Originally published in France, this serene board book offers a brief end-of-day prayer that includes sentiments of gratitude (“Thank you, God, for the sun that glows./ And thank you, God, for the flowers that grow”) and requests for blessings (“Bless Mommy and Daddy, who give goodnight hugs./ My family, my friends, all the people I love”). Dieterlé’s airy artwork features swooping black lines and splashes of color; her bright-eyed animals and humans suggest a safe and welcoming world. Though not every family has a mother and father, and the one featured in the book is white, the prayer should hit home with many Christian households. Up to age 3. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/19/2017
Release date: 07/01/2017
Genre: Children's
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