Night, Night Mommy, written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Lee Holland, is a bedtime story board book for youngsters. It emphasizes the important relationship between a mother and child, and for children who are hesistant to wind down after a long day, it shows how going to sleep is a positive thing. Holland’s drawings are cute, and I liked the colorful yet serene tones that she used.
I also read Parker’s book Night, Night Daddy, which is also very cute. I would recommend either buying one or the other, because with both books, I find myself comparing the two books and questioning whether daddy’s character participates in more “fun” activities than mommy’s character, which is something I would have never even thought of if I had just read Night, Night Mommy as a standalone book.
Throughout the story, the mother and child go on many adventures together, and it looks like they have a lot of fun. I liked how the characters looked genuinely happy as they followed their daily routine. Simple activities, such as dancing, reading a book, and changing into polka dot pajamas are given importance. It reminds me of a Robert Brault quote, “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
You can find Night, Night Mommy here.