Bookmark Monday: Goodnight, goodnight
Our little boy is a big fan of construction vehicles. When he picked this at the library, it was just because it had a picture of an excavator on the cover.
But flipping the pages, and reading the book, I’ve found that it’s perfect for bedtime routine and calming down cheeky, energetic little boys you’ve just spent ten minutes chasing and pinning down to put on pyjamas and brush teeth.
Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, it has just the right amount of words for a bedtime story (not so long that you risk losing attention, and not so short that you have to go picking another one with a not so long story…)
I also love the nice wind-down effect when you say goodnight to each machine as it powers down for the night. It’s calming for both me and the kids as we read –
Turn off your engines, stop your tracks,
Relax your wheels, your stacks and backs.
The day is done, turn off the light.
Great work today! Now…shh…goodnight. 😉