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Author: Doris Peel

Illustrator: James Staunton

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Publisher: Jessica Driver's Reading Aloud Institute, ½2005

Material: hard cover

Summary: This short poem describes God's protection of sheep, birds, flowers, people, etc. as we sleep at night. This is a bedtime poem. A CD is included.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 5; read yourself: 5 to 7

Interest Level: 4 to 7

Age of Child: Read with 3-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: My son didn't like this book. It was too hard for him to relate to the theme/story/events. He may have been a little reassured to hear that he would be kept safe at night.

Adult Reader Reaction: The text in the book is awkward, and the story repeated itself yet went nowhere. The illustrations, while not bad, did not compensate for the lack of story.

Pros: If you can sing/read music, you may be able to "sing" the book. The sheet music/lyrics are at the end.

Cons: Although a lullaby book would seem best suited for toddlers, this is too abstract.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow.

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Educational Themes: In a Sunday-school classroom, you can use this book to talk about prayer and songs (psalms).

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, poetry, rhyme, Christian

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2008

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