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Night Night, Sleepytown Kindle Edition
Join bestselling author Amy Parker and award-winning illustrator Virginia Allyn in the latest Night Night adventure through Sleepytown, where community helpers work hard so everyone can rest! Say thank you and good night to farmers, doctors, teachers, firefighters, and God, who takes care of us all. Your little ones will sleep soundly, feeling safe and loved.
Night night, helpers—Sleepytown too!
Thank you all for what you do.
Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than a million copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer; Night Night, Farm; and Night Night, Train.
About the Author
Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than a million copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling books A Night Night Prayer; Night Night, Farm; and Night Night, Train. Visit Amy at www.amyparkerbooks.com and on Instagram @amyparkerbooks and Facebook @amyparkerauthor.
Virginia Allyn has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books. She lives above a chocolate shop in a beautiful New Hampshire village. She enjoys collecting children’s books, hiking, and eating all her vegetables (except peas).--This text refers to the board_book edition.
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Night Night, SleepytownBy Amy Parker, Virginia Allyn
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2018 Amy Parker
All rights reserved.
Come on down to Sleepytown, Where the time is always right For snuggling and for sleeping in, And we always say, "Night night!"
The mayor of Sleepytown Will help show you around; You'll see how we're all helpers For each other, for our town.
Night night, mayor — Sleepytown too! Thank you all for what you do.
Each day the farmer wakes up To a cock-a-doodle-doooo! He gathers eggs and wheat and milk, While all the cows go mooooo ...
Night night, farmers — And animals too! Thank you all for what you do.
The tweet-tweet of the whistle Tells the drivers what to do; The officer waves the kids across, Then tells the cars, "Thank you!"
Night night, officers — Safe drivers too! Thank you all for what you do.
In the school, ready to learn, The students raise their hands; Our teachers make us oh so smart! They help us understand.
Night night, teachers — And students too! Thank you all for what you do.
In rain or shine, our postman Will make his way through town To bring us all our packages Before the sun goes down!
Night night, postmen — And readers too! Thank you all for what you do.
Firefighters rush to help with The bubble spill downtown; It looks like they may give a bath To everyone around!
Night night, firefighters — Bubble makers too! Thank you all for what you do.
The doctor listens closely To an achy tummy; Too many cookies make you sick — Even if they're yummy!
Night night, doctors — And nurses too! Thank you all for what you do.
(Continues...)Excerpted from Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker, Virginia Allyn. Copyright © 2018 Amy Parker. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site. --This text refers to the board_book edition.
- ASIN : B07DFSC876
- Publisher : Thomas Nelson; Illustrated edition (August 7, 2018)
- Publication date : August 7, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 12392 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 20 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,115 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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And it never stops! How many of you go see the doctor or dentist for your check up or some problem and tell him goodnight? I'm sorry, but in 69.5 years I have NEVER had an appointment with any doctor or dentist right before bedtime! If I saw the doctor in the middle of the day (or even right before he closed up shop) and told him nighty night, sleep tight, he might just make me an appointment with a DIFFERENT kind of doctor! I haven't even had a doctor visit me at that time of day when I was in the HOSPITAL!
So, no, I don't get it. It is just odd. However, the illustrations are terrific and brightly colored. The kids will love that. Still glad I borrowed it from Prime reading rather than buying it. That would have definitely irritated me.
This is a sweet book is filled with beautiful and detailed illustrations. Each page is filled with friendly looking animals who are part of Sleepytown. I enjoyed sitting with my child and pointing out the different animals, and what they were doing. The details of the illustrations allow you to read the book over and over and still find something new each time.
The book has a sweet cadence and follows a A B C B rhyming pattern. My child was chanting along with me as I read the book each night. It was a great snuggle time before he went to sleep.
I highly recommend Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker.
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Each of these books follows a similar formula–the narrator goes around saying “Night Night” to different characters, in the case of this book to people in the eponymous town of “Sleepytown”, where the mayor of the town, a bear, brings you somewhat randomly around to different parts and people of the town–a farm, a school, a postman, a firefighter, a doctor’s office, a construction site, to tell you what they do and then to say “Night Night” and “Thank you for what you do”.
I love the concept of the “Night Night” books; it’s sometimes hard to find appropriate books for bedtime reading, as a lot of books for toddlers can be too exciting and have the unintended effect of getting the kids riled up. In the case of these books, the rhymes are soothing and the pictures are beautiful and detailed, but are of more tranquil scenes. The concept is clearly modeled after books like “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site”.
For earlier books like “Night Night Jungle” and “Night Night Farm”, it makes a lot of sense. In each of these books, night is setting in and you visit different animals as they get ready for bed. In Night Night Sleepytown, though, it seems like the author may be trying to do too much at once. On the one hand, the book is taking you through a day in the town, jumping around from a farm and sunrise, to a school, to a scene of firefighters at a bubble factory, to a construction site with a digger. On the other hand, at each point you’re somewhat incongruously saying “Night Night”. I found the name of the town a bit incongruous too–I sort of expected to go around the town as different people were getting ready for bed.
Having said this, the detailed illustrations of bears, pigs, cats, raccoons, mice, and other creatures in this little town are certainly engaging, and toddlers will likely not mind the lack of a more logical or cohesive storyline. When I read it to my toddler, I find myself focused a little less on the story and a little more on each picture as we identify little details together.
For nighttime books, I’ve found that books like God is Watching Over You or Together are much stronger than this one with their tighter narratives. But if your child is already a fan of the Night Night series, this is certainly one that they’ll appreciate.