Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Goodnight Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight" Blog Tour Review

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About the Book

Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight by Louise Lintvelt  
Title: Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Do Thai Thanh | Publication Date: April 16, 2014 | Publisher: | Number of pages: 30 | Recommended age: 3 to 8 Summary: 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.  




Mixed Bag Mama's Review

            Hey folks! Goodnight Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight is the first of two children's books by author Louise Lintvelt I recently had the opportunity to review. I have to say (and I hope most of you know by now that I don't dole out compliments lightly) she may be one of my new favorite children's book authors and I can't wait to check out more of her titles!
            Goodnight Sleep Tight takes you through the day in the life of different types of aircraft. From Jane the jet plane to air ambulance Andrew, children will learn about the jobs of various aircraft.
            As I've mentioned several times before, I love children's books with rhyming and this one is no exception. I also liked this book because children are learning something without knowing it...because what child isn't fascinated by airplanes and helicopters? This book would be fun to read any time, but it's an especially great bedtime story, as I'm sure you can guess from the title. ;)
            I think children of both genders would enjoy this book too. We live close to a small airport and a hospital and our 19 month old daughter has recently become fascinated by the planes and helicopters coming and going, so I know she would enjoy this book!

About the Author: Louise Lintvelt

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. Happy Reading!

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Goodnight Sleep Tight blog tour. Very interesting commentary about the picture book vs. board book. Some picture books do feature only pictures (wordless picture books) and the story does grow out of your imagination. Others do have a story with a clear start, middle, and end. And, then there are ones like this one that just have information. This is almost a non-fiction picture book focused more on education and sharing information about various aircrafts. From what I've seen, the early chapter books (still have illustrations, but the text is short) are the ones that really consistently have a story. I don't know - you've given ME food for thought! thanks :-)

    1. lol Happy to pick someone's brain for the day! I don't see many books like this that JUST have pictures, so it was kind of refreshing! Hooray for imagination! :)