Item description for Jakes Brave Night (I Can Read) by Crystal Bowman & Karen Maizel...
Overview Starring Jake, a young rabbit, this series of early readers introduces children to the joys of reading as well as Bible-based lessons in each story. Full color.
Publishers Description Jake is excited about having his own bedroom, but when it comes time to go to sleep, he is afraid of the dark and afraid of being alone. Jake tries to conquer his fears by turning on the bedroom light. When that doesn't work, he takes his animals to bed with him. Then he tries crawling under his bed. When none of these methods work, he crawls back into bed and finally falls asleep. The next morning, when Jake tells his parents what happened, they get him a night light and remind him that God is with him all night long. The next night Jake has no trouble falling asleep.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 10, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level Grade School
Series I Can Read Books - Jake
Series Number 3
ISBN 0310714567 ISBN13 9780310714569 UPC 025986714567
Availability 0 units.
More About Crystal Bowman & Karen Maizel
Crystal Bowman is an accomplished speaker and author of over 40 children's books including several titles in the Little Blessings series, such as Is God Always with Me? and Devotions for Preschoolers (Tyndale), and a holiday board book series (Zonderkidz) including Jesus, Me, and My Christmas Tree, J is for Jesus, and An Easter Gift for Me. She is involved with MOPS and Hearts at Home and is a frequent guest on Christian radio programs. Crystal resides in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and in Grand Rapids, MI.
Crystal Bowman currently resides in Grand Rapids, in the state of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jakes Brave Night (I Can Read)?
Kids learn to read AND trust in God at the same time! Nov 28, 2009
This title is a Level 2 book in ZonderKidz "I Can Read!" series. Level 2 books offer high-interest stories for developing readers and are designed to for children "reading with help."
This book follows Jake, a sweet bunny who is about to spend his first night in his own room with a big boy bed. Up to now, Jake has always shared a bed with his little sister. He is very excited, but after a Bible story, prayer and good-night kisses, Jake is left all alone in the dark. He doesn't like the dark, so he turns on the light. That only makes scary shadows appear, so he turns the light off again. He gets in and out of bed and, at one point, even under the bed! Finally, he falls asleep.
The next morning at breakfast Jake explains his rough night. His parents decide to get him a nightlight, but Jake worries that he'll still be all alone. His mom tells him: "You are never alone. God is always with you." When Jake asks when God sleeps, his dad explains: "God never sleeps. God stays awake all the time." This comforts Jake.
That night Jake doesn't toss and turn. He simply remembers: "God is watching me all night long."
The illustrations by Karen Maizel offer soft drawings, part colored pencil, part watercolor of a sweet bunny family. They are expressive and loving.
WHAT I LIKE: Everything. This book does an excellent job quelling kids fears while teaching Biblical truths at an age appropriate and phonetic development level. Too often these early reader books add God as an after-thought. This one doesn't do that. God's omnipresence is an integral part of the text. And it does this a a completely relevant topic: being afraid of the dark. Nearly every child can relate to the main character.