Good Night, Fireflies by Janet Christensen is a sweet story to help young children learn to trust in God when night-time fears creep into their minds. The story is very engaging and real for young children, and the colorful illustrations should hold the interest of even the very youngest listeners.
"Spookies and creepies" can create very real issues for some youngsters. And often just telling them that there is nothing to be afraid of is not enough to convince them that all is well. I really like the fact that the author deals with those concerns in story form and does so in a way that teaches an even more important lesson about God's nearness whenever we need him. And who can't enjoy a story about something as fun as fireflies! I can't help but wonder how many parents or grandparents will be going on firefly-catching adventures with their kiddos after reading Good Night, Fireflies.
On a personal note, my reason for first noticing this book is the young character's name -- and the fact that I have a 2-year-old grandson also named Landon. While my Landon might be a little young to fully understand all the lessons right now, I think he will enjoy having the story read to him and will surely come to understand the comfort of God's nearness as he continues to grow.
Thanks to BookCrash for providing a copy of this book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
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About the Author:
Janet L Christensen is a writer, speaker, puppeteer, and encourager that loves to captivate audiences with inspiring stories. Born and raised in rural South Dakota, she is a pastor's wife, a children's and women's ministry leader, and the proud mother of two teenage sons and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Sully. Whether it is with the stories she writes or through the stories she tells with the help of one of her puppet friends, Janet delivers an entertaining message of hope and love. Good Night, Fireflies is her debut picture book. You can learn more about her at www.janetlchristensen.com.
About the Illustrator:
Francesca Pesci lives and works in Florence, Italy. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts at the Academy of Florence and she earned a three-year professional specialization in Comics Art at the International School of Comics in Florence. As a freelance illustrator, Francesca has collaborated with a variety of graphic design and advertising studios as well as with Disney Comics and Stories as a digital comics colorist. Her work as a children's book illustrator can be found in numerous titles by publishers in the US and Europe. Francesca is represented by Lemonade Illustration Agency.