Monday, January 18, 2016

Goodnight, Manger by Laura Sassi

Since we don't know the exact day of Christ's birth why not have a Christmas book review after Christmas.  Yes, I'm a wee bit late for the Christmas that just passed my by, but we have a Christmas future to look forward to. Goodnight, Manger would be an excellent book to add to your holiday book library.   It was added to our church library this past year.  I never can get enough of the Christmas story.  Our children need to know the true meaning of Christmas, too many of kids today don't know the real reason for the season;  And that is truly sad.  Goodnight, Manger will help teach the youngest the true meaning of Christmas. Sassi has written this book in a fun rhyming meter.  Beginning readers will love being able to read the book by themselves.  The illustrations are bold, colorful, and very eye appealing. 

Book Description

Written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman, Goodnight Manger is an adorable and tender bedtime story, for Christmas or any time of year.
Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth. It's bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels' joyful hosanas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it's just too loud. Finally Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd baby Jesus into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.

With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Goodnight, Ark, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the nativity story.

About the Author
Laura Sassi has a passion for telling humorous stories in rhyme. She writes daily from her century-old home in New Jersey where she lives with her husband, two children, and a black Cockapoo named Sophie.

About the Illustrator
Jane Chapman is a multi award-winning artist who has illustrated over one hundred books including five New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Southern England with her husband, Tim Warnes, two children and five chickens. Visit Jane Chapman at

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