Monday, December 31, 2012

Children's Book Review -- "A Night Time Story" by Roberto Aliaga

A Night Time Story 

Also available in Espanol.

5 to 7
24 Pages, 8.25 x 10.25
Formats: PDF, Hardcover Picture Book, Mobipocket, EPUB, Apple EPUB
Hardcover Picture Book, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $15.95)
ISBN 9788415241980
Rights: US & CA


"Whimsical illustrations bring a child’s dreams to life in this beautiful and imaginative bedtime story. Every evening when he goes to bed, the night sits at the child’s bedside and reads him a story. Some stories are sweet, others are magical, and still others are mysterious, but they all inspire his dreams as he drifts off into a peaceful good night’s sleep. "

My Thoughts:

One of the things I love about being a parent to young children is their imaginations.  With the hustle and bustle of day to day tasks, you can't help but smile when you child says or does something funny.  By watching them you can see how innocent and pure they are, and the stories they think about just reiterate all the possibilities the World offers them.  And, when it comes time for bed, oftentimes my oldest daughter asks me to tell her a story that I make up on the spot, as she finds these most enjoyable.  Sometimes I stick with princess or fairytale stories, while other days I will share simple stories that touch on things we did or saw during that day.  So, when I heard about this recent release, I couldn't wait to share it with the girls.

Instead of me having to make up a story on the spot, I told Savannah that the night was going to share magical stories with her.  As I pointed to the night time sky out her bedroom window, she quickly rushed into her bed and under her sheets, ready for me to read away.  I hadn't read the book first to myself, so I was in for a treat with her.  The illustrations alone are breathtaking and really play to a child's imagination. A few times we both got lost in the illustrations, are they really do pull you in.  But, as we read this cute and whimsical ready for dreamland story, I could see Savannah finding enjoyment in it, and knew that her dreams that night would be filled with magic.  Since reading this book to her that night, she continues to ask for it at bedtime, and even for her afternoon nap.  How can I say "No," when it has also become one of my favorites to read and admire the illustrations.

If you are looking for a fun dreamland book to share with your children for 2013, why not pick up "A Night Time Story" by Roberto Aliaga today.  It is also available in Spanish, too. :-)

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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