Night, Night Farm is written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn. It is published by Tommy Nelson. I have been on a streak of great titles from the Booklook Bloggers, but I am forced to admit I was a little disappointed by this one...not a lot, but a little. The concept (saying goodnight to each animal on the farm as they do just *one last thing* before they fall asleep) is cute. The pigs take a mud bath and then the narrator needs a bath too! The illustrations done by Virginia Allyn are nothing short of adorable. All of the baby animals are wearing pajamas which is silly and whimsical and just plain fun. Lucie (age 3) couldn't get enough!
What I didn't love was the read aloud itself. Each page's rhymes felt a little awkward to me. They were better read aloud, but something still felt off. Also, who decided to say night, night to THE OWL? This is a toddler aimed book and I don't appreciate books (even fiction books) that have big un-truths in them. Owls are nocturnal, end of story. I'm sure many people wouldn't notice this little goof but it drives me crazy.
The final verse in the story refers to all of the animals God has made and "hey" he made me to. The religious ending felt somewhat forced rather than an integral part of the story. Or maybe it was just the casual "oh" and "hey" that didn't sit right with me?
That being said, I'd call it an average book. Maybe not one that I would run out and buy or put on my regular gift-giving list but one that I would check out from the library and enjoy for a few days and then bring back.
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