Don’t Close Your Eyes: A Silly Bedtime Story by Bob Hostetler, Illustrated by Mark Chambers (board book review)

Bedtime books with a sweet or cute story and adorable, cuddly animals hold such an appeal.  Add in a story that is also silly, and this is sure to be a hit, with the reverse psychology potential of the "don't close your eyes" refrain. As the illustrations move through the countryside, the reader encounters different … Continue reading Don’t Close Your Eyes: A Silly Bedtime Story by Bob Hostetler, Illustrated by Mark Chambers (board book review)

You’re My Little Sweet Pea by Zonderkidz, illustrated by Kit Chase (review)

Adorable.  Completely and utterly adorable.  From the sentiments of the rhymed text (see the book description below for sample lines)  to the cute as a button illustrations, this little board book will be a delight to read with the little one in your life. Each page features an adult and child pair of animals, among … Continue reading You’re My Little Sweet Pea by Zonderkidz, illustrated by Kit Chase (review)

You Are: Speaking God’s Word over Your Children by Emily Assell and Lauren Copple, illustrator (board book review)

This sweet little board book is a celebration of God's love, using verses from various translations as support for short sentences addressing a child.  Each set of text and verse(s) is accompanied by an illustration that stars different animal family groups. The aim of this board book is explained in a "Letter to Parents," and … Continue reading You Are: Speaking God’s Word over Your Children by Emily Assell and Lauren Copple, illustrator (board book review)

The Cow Said Neigh: A Farm Story by Rory Feek, illustrated by Bruno Robert (board book review)

Written with a songwriter's skill, this story of animals seeing abilities in each other that they wish to emulate has a cadence that just begs to be read aloud.  Along with some of the most adorable barnyard illustrations, this is a story that will have the board book set interacting and joining in with delight … Continue reading The Cow Said Neigh: A Farm Story by Rory Feek, illustrated by Bruno Robert (board book review)

Cozy, Snowy Cuddles Touch and Feel (board book review)

In the board book Cozy, Snowy Cuddles, a baby polar bear visits a child and parent pair (narwhals, huskies, seals, moose) on each two page spread, and returns to its parents, accompanied by a text that emphasizes different expressions of love and comfort.  Each pair includes a differently textured insert, mainly furs, for a tactile interaction … Continue reading Cozy, Snowy Cuddles Touch and Feel (board book review)

Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker, illustrated by Virginia Allyn (boardbook review)

Filled with colorful, cute, and slightly whimsical illustrations, this bedtime book is a delight with a calm, rhyming text.  As the narrative moves around the town, identifying how the townsfolk contribute through their different professions, each time ending with "Thank you all for what you do," there is a warm feeling of gratitude as each … Continue reading Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker, illustrated by Virginia Allyn (boardbook review)