Book Reviews, Inspiration

Book Review for “Goodnight, Manger”

Published by Zonderkidz, I chose Goodnight, Manger for my second book review.


From the moment I saw the cover of Goodnight, Manger, I had the feeling this was going to be a book my family and I would enjoy, and I was absolutely right!

Written by Laura Sassi, this book is a delightful rendition of bedtime at the manger. I found myself smiling while reading this lovely story written in rhyme; Joseph and Mary are doing their best to help baby Jesus get a good night’s rest, but with curious animal friends, heavenly angels rejoicing and visitors coming from afar, there is too much activity for sleep! Mary lovingly brings the characters together to sing a soothing lullaby so baby Jesus can get some well-needed rest!

The book is illustrated by Jane Chapman, and I consider her to be one of my favorite children’s illustrators! From a variety of endearing animals to the kind expressions of Joseph, Mary and Jesus, each page is filled with charming details, bringing this sweet story to life!

The recommended age range is 4 to 8, and young readers will certainly enjoy reading along to the humorous rhymes! In my opinion, this will also become a family-favorite for all ages to enjoy!

Christmas is on the way, and I think this book would make a wonderful gift!


  1. I know some 4-year-olds that would enjoy this book. Thank you for sharing!

    1. You’re very welcome! It’s such a sweet book! 🙂

    1. It’s such a sweet book! 🙂

      1. It sounds like it! lovely

  2. Thanks for sharing your good find Anna!

    1. You’re welcome, Sadie! 🙂

  3. Aw this sounds a lovely book 🙂 Think i will try and get it for my little boy for Christmas. Thanks Anna! 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome! I’m sure he would love it! 🙂

  4. This sounds like a wonderful book! I’ll have to check it out as we come up on Christmas this year. I bet my kids would love it!

    1. It’s such a sweet book! 🙂

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