Today I have a very sweet book to share with you. It is Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight, written by Louise Lintvelt and illustrated by Do Thai Thanh. This book was provided to me in exchange only for my honest opinion by the author and in conjunction with Mother Daughter Book Reviews who host really fun book blog tours!
Title: Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Do Thai Thanh | Publication Date: April 16, 2014 | Publisher: eBookPartnership.com | Number of pages: 30 | Recommended age: 3 to 8
After an exciting flight, it is time to say goodnight.
The tired sun sets overhead.
Sleepy aircraft get ready for bed.
They slow their propellers and park their wings.
Time to snuggle up and tuck in…Goodnight, Sleep Tight.
The charming illustrations and sweet rhyming text are sure to be a delight for sleepy aircraft enthusiasts.
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Mommynificent’s Review (with bonus thoughts from the kids!)
There are a lot of things to like about this book. First of all, the illustrations are stunning. I love the faces and expressions on the various aircraft. And I love how the entire color scheme of each page changes to correspond with whether it is day or night.
I also like that, while this is an effective wind-down book, it isn’t a foofy bedtime book but actually packs quite an educational punch. All three of my girls commented that they learned something they didn’t know before about one or more of the types of aircraft presented. I can’t wait till the little guy is old enough to converse and share this book. I know already that he will love it!
The rhyming text is decent. I usually find the rhythm of rhyming texts quite intuitive, but I stumbled a few times on my first read-through trying to find the rhythm for this one. As I finished my first read-through, I thought I wasn’t going to like this book, but I was surprised to find that my second time through with the kids went very smoothly with no snags in the rhythm and I found myself enjoying it very much. I enjoyed it even more the third time through. So, if you find the first time through a little tough, I encourage you to press on. I think you will find your groove and really love sharing this book with the little ones in your life.
Both Bignificent and Middlenificent had very grown-up thoughts to share about this book. Bignificent noticed its repetition and commented that it is a really good book for little kids. Her actual words were, “This book is quite delightful with good vocabulary and a good syllable pattern to help babies learn speech.” I had to smile at that one!
Middlenificent’s review was also very positive, “ I liked that it explained what they were doing. It was educational and fun. I learned that there were crop dusters and that jet planes just play. I liked that they each had their own spots to sleep.” You can definitely tell what’s important to her these days!
So, all in all, we really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new bedtime book or just for a really solid and fun book about aircraft.
About the Author: Louise Lintvelt
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration.
I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour.
I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement.
When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep tight, What a Wonderful Flight.
I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favourite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Goodnight Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight Blog Tour Schedule (2014)
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