Thursday, November 28, 2019

Review: Why Do We Say Good Night? by Champ Thornton Illustrated by Rommel Ruiz

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About the Book:

Going to bed and turning out the light can be a hard time for many children. Award-winning author Champ Thornton wrote this beautifully designed and illustrated book to help parents comfort their children with three truths about God. As a mother and her little daughter talk, they remember together that God made the night, he sees in the dark, and he watches over them just like a shepherd protects his sheep. Children and parents will want to start a new nighttime tradition of reading together about why we can say that the night is good.
In this important, engaging children's book, parents can bring comfort and encouragement to their children, reminding them Jesus is near.

My Thoughts:

This is a beautiful illustrated children's book that I was pleased to read. It is written for younger kids and the young at heart. My 9 year old son and I shared in the story and we were both delighted by the artwork and the message behind the poem like story.
The older I grow the more I appreciate the simplicity of a story that is found in children's story books. This would be a lovely addition to anyone, old or young who enjoys the message that we are watched over and loved by our Creator. The artwork is especially pleasing and what starts off as scary and overshadowing diminishes and becomes explainable. 
I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author and Illustrator:


Champ Thornton is an the associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. He has pastored in South Carolina and served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. He is host of "In the Word, On the Go," a ten-minute podcast for families and is the author of several books, including The Radical Book for Kids, Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation, Radically Different and Why Do We Say Goodnight?. Champ and his wife, Robben, have three children. 


Rommel Ruiz was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to sunny Southern California to pursue his passion for creative expression and storytelling. An accomplished designer and illustrator, he incorporates influences from theater, film, animation, and mid-century design. His work includes animated visuals for Cartoon Network and the award-winning Luther documentary, as well as illustrations for books including Golly’s Folly, The Gospel in Color, and more. He is also the cofounder and art director of Patrol. He and his wife, Anny, live with their two joyful girls in Los Angeles.

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