About the Book
Title: Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Do Thai Thanh | Publication Date: April 16, 2014 | Publisher: eBookPartnership.com | Number of pages: 30 | Recommended age: 3 to 8
After an exciting flight, it is time to say goodnight.
The tired sun sets overhead.
Sleepy aircraft get ready for bed.
They slow their propellers and park their wings.
Time to snuggle up and tuck in…Goodnight, Sleep Tight.
The charming illustrations and sweet rhyming text are sure to be a delight for sleepy aircraft enthusiasts.
Spark and Pook Review
As the mother of a toddler who fights bedtime, I appreciate children’s books that can make this a fun topic. Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight by Louise Lintvelt does a great job making the idea of bedtime an entertaining one. Readers get a glimpse of the exciting day each of the five different aircraft have, and how they get ready for bed. The fun rhymes, sound effects, and repetitive phrases make this book an enjoyable read time and again.
The illustrator, Do Thai Thanh, has made these adventurous aircraft look friendly and fun-loving. My daughter likes to point out the big eyes on each one. I’m amused by the pictures of the aircraft sleeping; one is dreaming, one is cuddling with a teddy bear, one has his blanky, etc…Also, there is a clever use of color by the illustrator to clearly distinguish between daytime and nighttime.
My two year old rarely sits through an entire reading of a picture book, but something about this book (probably all of the above) holds her attention until the last page every night we read it. I think her favorite character is Jane the Jet Plane. This book has a lot to offer from details in the pictures to interesting vocabulary words like “aerial tricks.” I think kids from a wide range of ages would enjoy this book.
About the Author: Louise Lintvelt
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration.
I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour.
I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement.
When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep tight, What a Wonderful Flight.
I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favourite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Goodnight Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight Blog Tour Schedule (2014)
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