How Do You Say Goodnight? by Catalina Echeverri is a fun storybook that takes place in the plains of Africa. This book is a fun before bed offering because in this tale children will get to learn about routines and rituals that may be familiar to them or completely brand new.
At the start of the book, we meet Zoey. Zoey is a Zebra foal with a sense of curiosity. Her wondering leads her (and us!) before sleeping on her own for the night, on an adventure to explore how her friends and neighbors say goodnight.
This is a sweet bedtime story that points readers and listeners to be grateful and thankful to God for the many blessings such as his love, care, goodness, and in all that He has done for us.
Zoey visits with the lions, warthogs, elephants, ostriches, monkeys, and hippos. Kids will learn the different names for these groups of animal families such as pride, pod, flock, a sounder, herd, and troop. One of those I wasn’t even aware of!
The story is written in rhyme so it’s a fun read that flows quite well. The illustrations are absolutely delightful and color-schemed for the African areas at dusk very well.
This lovely little tale opens the door for conversation and recognition of what their own family does before bed. It helps to teach children to be understand and celebrate the differences of others even if it seems odd.
I love how this book points to God and His many blessings. It’s the perfect read right before saying bedtime prayers, in my opinion. Recommended!
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