Night Night, Train by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn, is a sweet story that can help lull little ones to bed. The story begins with a family of dogs getting aboard the night night train to Sleepy Town. On their adventure, we see the family taking part in activities most families would like having dinner, reading a favorite book together, taking a bath, brushing teeth, and evening prayers.
The book is written a rhyming way that flows quite well when read -aloud. Some of the text is displayed in a playfully illustrated manner on the pages. You could read the story as a whole or just the playful text. Either way, I found the story is well received. I feel the length is just right for a bedtime story for toddlers and kindergarteners depending on their attention span. But if a little one can’t find another wink, I suggest just reading the playful text.
The illustrations are a delight to look at. You can make a fun game and search for the little mouse which appears on almost every page while the story is being read. The coloring, lighting, and coziness of the pictures is absolutely perfect for a bedtime story.
I adore that at the end of the book there’s a reminder of God’s love and care. To rest easy knowing God will keep them safe is perfect.
My 14-month-old daughter loves listening to me read and we’ve made story time a part of our every evening. She took to this book right away. She always picks it up for me to read to her and often I find her looking at it all on her own. The book is recommended for ages 3-5 but I feel it’s great for the younger crowd too.
Overall, this is a sweet book that’s great for both boys and girls. I love that it’s offered in board book format as I know it will be read again and again. This format is also easy to keep clean or to take along when a child may be away from home and needing something familiar to help them fall asleep.
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