Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Goodnight, Sleep Tight" by Louise Lintvelt

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
Goodnight, Sleep Tight:
What a Wonderful Flight
by Louise Lintvelt


Goodnight, Sleep Tight is a picture book for children ages 3 to 8. This book tour is brought to you by Mother Daughter Book Promotion Services. The tour stops here today for my review and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
After an exciting flight, it is time to say goodnight.
The tired sun sets overhead.
Sleepy aircraft get ready for bed.
They slow their propellers and park their wings.
Time to snuggle up and tuck in ... Goodnight, Sleep Tight.
The charming illustrations and sweet rhyming text are sure to be a delight for sleepy aircraft enthusiasts.

Excerpt
Crop duster Dan
soars across the farmer’s land,
fertilizing the barren sand.

A gentle spray streams from his wings
as he softly sings…
Nyeeeeaaa-rrrrrummm!

Review


By Lynda Dickson
Goodnight, Sleep Tight introduces us to five different aircraft characters: passenger carrier Clay, fire plane Jake, crop duster Dan, air ambulance Andrew, and jet plane Jane. They each have their own special job to do, but they also need their rest at the end of the day, just like humans.
The rhyming text is complemented by Do Thai Thanh's illustrations. This is a lovely book for young children, especially boys. Be sure to read it together out loud, as the kids will have fun making the airplane and helicopter noises. I was glad to see there was a female character in there as well.
A great addition to any home or school library.

From the Author
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration.
I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour.
I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement.
When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight.
I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favourite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, "If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
Happy Reading!

Giveaway
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