Goodnight, Manger

_240_360_Book.1731.coverI loved the Goodnight, Ark book so much, so when I saw the Goodnight, Manger book I knew that I needed to add it to the our nursery at Church. The kids love books and I don’t wanna any opportunity to introduce a new book to them. They love animals and this was the perfect book.

Through the book, momma is trying to keep the animals quiet so that baby Jesus can sleep. The kids love pointing out all of the animals and listening to the story. The only issue I had with the story were the angels. They looked like humans floating in their pajamas. They didn’t really look like angels to me, but the kids are young and never it never seemed to bother them. I love the beautiful artwork throughout the book and it is a great story to share with the young kids at our Church.

About The Book: 

Written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman, Goodnight Manger is an adorable and tender bedtime story, for Christmas or any time of year.

Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth. It’s bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels’ joyful hosanas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it’s just too loud. Finally Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd baby Jesus into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.

With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Goodnight, Ark, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the nativity story.

About The Author: 

Laura Sassi has a passion for telling humorous stories in rhyme. She writes daily from her century-old home in New Jersey where she lives with her husband, two children, and a black Cockapoo named Sophie.

About The Illustrator:

Jane Chapman is a multi award-winning artist who has illustrated over one hundred books including five New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Southern England with her husband, Tim Warnes, two children and five chickens. Visit Jane Chapman at

We love this book and I’m sure you will too!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.


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