Item description for The Bedtime Rhyme by Jr. Wangerin Walter & Benrei Huang...
Overview A parent eases a child's nighttime concerns by promising a series of loving and heroic deeds and speaking of a kind, wise, loving God. Full color.
Publishers Description "I loved it. The most beautiful thing Walt has done." --Maurice Sendak "Wangerin's flight of fancy is full of love, and that is what the listener cannot help but hear." --Jan Karon "Any child who gets this read to them will feel safe and protected." --Janell Cannon, author and illustrator of Stellaluna
"In a series of rhymes, Wangerin ("Probity Jones and the Fear Not Angel") dispels a child's fear of the dark by teaching the lessons of God's love and presence. As the rhymes begin, a mother responds to her son's question: "How much do I love you? / Lay down your head, / My gingerbread, / And listen: I'll tell you." She elaborates by telling him that if robbers should come into the room, "I'd clobber those robbers / Until they slobbered / And all their teeth decayed." If her son is threatened by monsters, "I'd grab my reaper, / My vacuum sweeper, / And suck those monsters down " After she reassures him that she will protect him against all things, the mother then tells her son, "Here in your room / All night while you're sleeping, / Kinder and wiser / And best for safekeeping / Is God." Huang's illustrations capture the wildness of the child's imagination and provide just the right background for Wangerin's humorous rhymes. Ages 5-8." --"Publishers Weekly "
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Studio: Paraclete Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.28" Width: 8.36" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN 1557254672 ISBN13 9781557254672
Availability 0 units.
More About Jr. Wangerin Walter & Benrei Huang
Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.
Walter Wangerin currently resides in Valparaiso, in the state of Indiana. Walter Wangerin has an academic affiliation as follows - Valparaiso University.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Bedtime Rhyme?
Scarey book for kids Dec 16, 2008
I think this is a terrible book. At one point it says she loves his back, bones in a sack. What? That sounds terrible. Then it goes on to say if robbers or monsters try and get the child she will protect him. What child wants to hear about robbers or monsters trying to get them. I threw this book away, I don't think any child should have to hear that.
wonderful book Feb 18, 2004
What a great book!! Great rhyme and great message in this book. A great way to tell kids how much you love them and that God loves them too. My son loves this book. He likes the part with the owl...to whooooom?
A beautiful Bedtime Story Mar 24, 2002
I read this book in a store once and it has stuck with me for years. Now that I have children I am looking forward to reading it to them
Loved, safe and secure Sep 4, 2000
This book is a joy for any age child. The rhymes are fun and silly, and the drawings are wonderful. My 2 year old daughter loves it, and I love reading it to her. Walt Wangerin is a wordsmith of the finest level. I rate this highly for any child, and it is always on my gift list for first or second birthdays.
Safe in God's Hands Mar 25, 2000
This will be last book read every night before the light is turned off. The rhyme explains in many ways how much the child is loved, first by the person reading the book and then by God. The closing imagery of the child's bed held in God's hand invites the child to close their eyes and dream sweet dreams, safe in God's care. My son loves it!