Saturday, October 31, 2020

Review: Night Night, Pumpkin by Amy Parker


by Amy Parker
Illustrated by Virginia Allyn
Thomas Nelson
Board Book
20 pages
ages 2 to 4

Preschoolers will be ready to say "night night!" to a fall day after reading this rhyming bedtime story about a puppy's autumn adventure at a pumpkin farm.

Night Night, Pumpkin from bestselling and award-winning author-illustrator team Amy Parker and Virginia Allyn is the second seasonal addition to the popular Night Night line of storybooks. 

This read-aloud board book for 0 to 4 year olds

follows a puppy in a pumpkin costume as he says goodnight to the things he encounters on a fall day
features rhyming text, charming artwork, and fun scenes of animals enjoying the wonders of autumn
fosters gratitude for all God's fall blessings
Night Night, Pumpkin could be a fun back-to-school gift for preschoolers and kindergarteners, a sweet Halloween or Thanksgiving reading treat, or simply a new bedtime book to enjoy as the leaves change. Little ones will love snuggling into a fall evening as they say "night night" to a day of colorful adventures.


This book is a complete and super sweet, Autumn celebration, and also makes the perfect night time story to lead to calm sleep and dreams.

Every page packs bright, joyful and colorful illustrations. The main characters are animals, who not only bright across a gentle atmosphere but radiate happiness. Every page gives thanks for something which has to do with Fall: leaves, pumpkins, apples, etc. The presented situations are ones that young listeners will be able to identify with.

Each scene is presented with four lines of text in gentle, poem form. The words are age appropriate and swing right along with the illustrations. At the end, there is a thanks to God for everything. It's a wholesome read which young listeners can flip through on their own. The illustrations also hold details, so that there something new to discover.

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