Night Night, Farm Board Book [Review & Giveaway]

I feel like every post I start off by apologizing for not blogging recently!  I just finished a week of nearly 100 elementary school students visiting our library branch, so it was a busy month prepping and arranging class visits.  I have a giveaway in celebration of Labor Day weekend, so be sure to check it out below!

Title: Night Night, Farm
Author: Amy Parker
Illustrator: Virginia Allyn
Published: 2016 by Tommy Nelson

Review (and giveaway) of Amy Parker's Night Night, Farm - a board book perfect for modeling bedtime routines (or becoming part of one)!
© 2016 Tommy Nelson
About the Book:
Moo moo, cows! Baa baa, sheep!

When the sun sinks low down on the farm, the animals are all tuckered out from the day’s adventures. Join these adorable farm animals in pajamas as they say night night to the farm, to their mommies and daddies, and to God. Your little ones will sleep until the rooster crows knowing that the God who made them loves them too.

Night night, farm!

The Artist Librarian's Review:
This is a sweet and simple story perfect for modeling bedtime routines (or becoming part of one) for a young child.  Night Night, Farm features a slightly puffed cover and stiff, glossy pages that should easily wipe clean if need be.  At eight inches square, it's also a good size for read-alouds:  It's not small like many board books are. 

The text uses rhyming and a repetitive format to frame each double page spread that features different types of animals getting ready for bed.  Each farm animal and their corresponding sound is featured (pigs, cows, horses, cats, sheep, chickens, owls, mice, etc.)  The illustrations are charming and appealing.  My best guess is that they're digitally rendered paintings or at the very least, they were cleaned up digitally.  However, there is a softness that mimics pastel or watercolors, especially in the shading and highlights.

To me, the only thing that sets this book apart from general market board books are the final lines "Oh, the animals God has made! / And, hey, He made me too! / Night night, God."  I'll leave that to the reader to decide if that is a positive or negative point.  But overall, I think this book is worth a look for anyone with young children in their lives.  

Did you have a favorite childhood board book (or a title that a child in your life enjoys)?  Let me know in the comments!

[Disclosure: I received a copy of this book via FlyBy Promotions for review purposes.]

About the Author:
Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 800,000 copies including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

I'm happy to host a chance for you to win a copy of Night Night, Farm for yourself!  Open to residents of the USA and Canada only, 18 years and older. The winner will be notified on September 8, 2016 through the email they submitted on Rafflecopter and will have 24 hours to respond.  If there is no response by then, I will draw another winner via Rafflecopter.  Please be sure to read the complete terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget (just click on an entry option to read them)!

Note: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Night Night, Farm Board Book [Review & Giveaway] Night Night, Farm Board Book [Review & Giveaway] Reviewed by The Artist Librarian on 9/03/2016 11:17:00 PM Rating: 5

4 comments:

  1. One of my favorites is The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

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    1. Hi Heidi! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the first picture books I remember reading! Great choice and good luck!

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  2. Goodnight Moon is always a good choice, isn't it? I would love to read Night, Night Farm to my two sets of twin grandsons! :)

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    1. Goodnight Moon is such a classic! Good luck, Cheryl --I'm about the draw the winner!

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