Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gentle Is the Night-Book Review


Gentle Is the Night
By: Kat Michaels
Illustrations by: Michael Graham
Published by: Tree of Life Publishing Date: 2006
ISBN: 978-0-9745052-7-5
Price: $15.95
Ages: 4-8
Rating: 5 stars (1-5)
Reviewed by: VS Grenier

Synopsis:
Gentle Is the Night is a nighttime story that expresses a mother’s love for her child and the magic of the night. Cuddle up with a little one and enjoy the rhythmic verse and images sprinkled with a bit of fairy dust and a kiss good night. Gentle Is the Night is sure to be a bedtime favorite.

Overall thoughts:
Kat Michaels wrote this book for her son, Evan who came home from the hospital when he was three months old weighing only four pounds. The sweet story written in a soft rhyme is one my children enjoy reading right before a nap or going to bed. My five year old loves looking at the illustrations of a world hidden within our own. The illustrations are whimsical and beautifully done. Children will dream about crickets playing music while frogs fill the air with harmony. You even catch glimpses of a fairy sprinkling her dream dust in the evening sky.

This is one book I enjoy reading over and over again. The simple rhythm makes this a great book for beginning readers, too.

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