Reviews - What do customers think about The Time-for-Bed Angel?
A wonderful bedtime story Mar 29, 2009
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4 ½) and Max (age 2 ½) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (3/09)
"The Time-for-bed Angel" is about a guardian angel, Sam, who watches over a very mischievous little boy named Andrew. For every mess that Andrew makes, Sam is right behind him to sort everything out.
Cayden: "This book was funny! That boy did some pretty naughty things. Some of that stuff Max and I do! Like Max always squeezes out the toothpaste and I always put all my animals in order on my bed. That angel must be really tired to run around after him! I liked the pictures of all of the things the boy did."
Max: "I look for my bear before bed like the boy did. He has a bear like mine. I squeeze toothpaste on the counter, not on the floor. I liked when he blew bubbles in his milk."
My boys could completely relate to "The Time-for-bed Angel." As they stated, most of the things that Andrew did in the book they themselves do as well. The illustrations in the book were great and really fun to look at. "The Time-for-bed Angel" by Ronica Stromberg is a wonderful bedtime story!
A good bedtime book Mar 13, 2009
Ronica Stromberg takes a playful look at what a guardian angel must do to keep up with a child, particularly a little boy named Andrew, in The Time-for-bed Angel. Andrew's guardian angel, Sam, watches over him day and night, through all Andrew's daily adventures. Andrew is a mischievous lad, who gets himself into all kinds of messes throughout the day that Sam must continually "sort out." By the time Andrew is ready for bed, Sam is too.
The text is minimal. The story starts out, "Andrew could ruffle the feathers of an angel. And he did." The words don't explain what's going on, but the lively illustrations by Kristina Stephenson sure do, as we can see Sam hovering in the background, trying to keep up with his charge.
What I Like: I like a story for young children about angels that is written in a way children can understand. As mentioned, there are very few words, but there are lots of pictures to convey the message clearly that it's not easy for a guardian angel to keep up with a young child. Children will understand the message just by looking at the pictures.
And, this is a great bedtime book for little ones.
What I Dislike: I like the story and the illustrations, I just think it would have been nice if the author had included some Biblical reference about angels on the title page.
Age Appeal: 2-5.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review
Angels instead of monsters Jan 19, 2009
So many bedtime stories have monsters in the closet or monsters under the bed. Even if the authors try to say that these are "good" monsters, children can still be scared by them. I was happy to find "The Time-for-Bed Angel" because it has a angel instead of a monster in the story. The angel is gentle, loving, and sweet. My little girl likes the idea of such an angel caring for her. I think this book can help kids feel good about going to bed. Also, the little boy in the book yawns a couple of times, and everyone knows how catchy that is. I like how the book ends with a snore.
Cute Book Oct 14, 2008
This is a really cute bedtime story about a guardian angel and the busy boy he keeps watch over. My son and I both laughed at the comic pictures that go along with the text. I think other parents won't mind if the book becomes their child's favorite because it doesn't take long to read and is calming.