Friday, June 13, 2014

Goodnight Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight - Book Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Title: Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight

Author: Louise Lintvelt 
Illustrator: Do Thai Thanh 
Publication Date: April 16, 2014 
Number of pages: 30 
Recommended age: 3 to 8
Summary: 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.


My Review

The rustic illustrations is something I don't usually see in children's book, especially if the book is for 3-4 years old.  They probably prefer more cartoon-liked illustrations with vibrant colors that will capture their attention.  Having said that I like the illustrations, I'm a vision-creature so this type of illustrations will appeal to me so I guess there will be children who likes it too.  Though the recommended age for this book is till 8 years old I think it is more suitable for younger children.  I like the way the author describe the 5 aircrafts, by using simple words she manages to introduce them to the young readers.  I can see young aircrafts enthusiastic kids with their aircraft models, flying them around while reading the book or parents extending their interest to other aircrafts with other books or perhaps a lap book with more aircrafts.

About 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!

* Blog Tour Giveaway *

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Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest ends: July 1, 11:59 pm, 2014
Open: Internationally
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Goodnight Sleep Tight Blog Tour. Now that you say it, the recommended age should be a bit lower because it really is a bedtime book with its repeated message about going to sleep. If it was more focused on providing information, there would have been more aircrafts included. You raise an excellent point!