Set on a country farm, this picture book truly does work like a lullaby—calming and wooing children to settle in, sleep, and dream—while also reassuring them of God’s love and care.
Each new spread focuses on a different aspect of dusk and falling nighttime—the sunset, the moon, dancing fireflies, clouds and stars, forest animals and those on the farm. Then the scenes move inside the house to a child’s bedroom, complete with nightlight and a warm puppy.
The text reads like poetry and the rich hues of the illustrations make a good match. The white and yellow text throughout the book is never difficult to see or read against the deep colors of the art.
Every spread ends with a short blessing prayer—my favorite part of this lovely bedtime book.
When the warmth of your blanket hugs you,
and it’s time for one last good-night kiss,
know I will be near and God is right here.
May He bless us with more nights like this.
written by Tamara Bundy, illustrated by Jill Howarth
published by Tommy Nelson (2020)
jacketed hardcover picture book, 8.5 x 0.35 x 10.25 inches, 32 pages
Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,