Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Goodnight Manger #bookreview

 Goodnight Manger by Laura Sassi is a sweet bedtime book about the most precious child to be born. This board book takes a humorous approach as baby Jesus is tired but the manger is just too loud and too busy with all the animals and visitors. Mama Mary suggest singing a song which sets things to a more peaceful tone and then at last baby Jesus can sleep.


The board book edition of Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth.
It's bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels' joyful hosanas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it's just too loud. Until Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.
With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the manger story.

My Thoughts:

This was a fun take on a classic story. The illustrations by Jane Chapman really help show the chaos of all those visitors to the manger. As adults it kind of makes you think - what was it like? I really liked this story and the rhyming that helps the story have a smooth flow. It is a perfect addition to our holiday book reading.

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