Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sneak Peak on a Brand New Children's Book and Fabulous Giveaway



Boy am I excited! 

We've been given the exclusive opportunity to view what no one else has had the chance to see!  How cool is that?

Zondervan Publishing is allowing me to share with the ABC Jesus Loves Me and Our Our-of-Sync Life family a brand new Zondervan book called Goodnight, Ark available on August 5th.  From the Zondervan website:
Beds are ready. Food is stored. Noah hollers, “All aboard!” It’s bedtime on Noah’s ark, but the animals can’t sleep because of the storm. Two by two, they crowd into Noah’s bed, creating a sticky situation. Will Noah ever get them back to their own beds? Climb aboard the ark for this rollicking, yet ultimately restful bedtime story as Noah finds a way to make things calm and cozy, even in the midst of a storm.

Click the video below to see the dynamic illustrations and cute text, perfect for bedtime reading.  Also, this book would be an excellent additional to the other ideas on the ABCJLM website to teach Noah's Ark



If you are unable to see the video above, click this link to view on the blog. 
And if this isn't cool enough, Zondervan has allowed me to giveaway not one...but 5 copies of this brand new book.  All you have to do is enter to win!  Keep it for yourself or give as a gift! 

To Enter:

If you would like to win one of the five copies of Goodnight, Ark, simply share your favorite bedtime story in the comments below.  (If reading from email or RSS feed, click this link to leave a comment on the blog.)

The Rules:

One entry per person.  US and Canada addresses only, please.
No entries after 6:00 AM (CST) Thursday July 31st.
Winners will be randomly selected and announced on this blog on July 31st after the sweepstakes has ended.

And return Friday to this blog as I will share an extension activity written by Goodnight, Ark's author Laura Sassi to teach patterns. 


Thank you to Zondervan for allowing me to feature and giveaway this book!

75 comments :

  1. Goodnight Moon

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  2. Goodnight Moon is our favorite bedtime story!

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  3. Our favorite bedtime story by far has been Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton. We had it memorized in no time!

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  4. Our favorite bedtime story is 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle. I can't wait to read Goodnight, Ark!

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  5. 10 Little Fish by Audrey Wood and so very many others

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  6. My boys are 31/2 and 17 months and they both love Corduroy!

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  7. Jesus Must Be Really Special & The Toddler's Bible hray910@att.net

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  8. The Bible in Pictures for little eyes is one of my favorites. They are great to read to your child before bedtime. They have little questions that you can ask to make sure they are listening to the story.

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  9. One of my favorite bedtime stories to read to my children was "I Love You the Purplest" by Barbara M. Joosse.

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  10. Llama llama red pajama =)

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  11. Our favorite bedtime story right now is Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late.

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  12. On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman.

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  13. My girls are 2 and 3. We don't have a favorite bedtime story. My oldest did go through a phase where she had to go to sleep with a book versus a doll. :)

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  14. My favorite bedtime story is different from what my children might say but I really like I Love You This Much.

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  15. Our favorite bedtime story is "The Going to Bed Book" :)

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  16. The Baby BeeBee Bird is one of our favorites!

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  17. My son loves Curious George and The Berenstain Bears before bed:)

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  18. The Jesus Storybook Bible. Our kids love it. Every story in the bible Whispers HIS Name.

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  19. So many to choose from . . . Mem Fox's Time for Bed and Steam Train Dream Train are probably the top two right now.

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  20. Our favorite is the Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton.

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  21. Love you forever by Robert Munsch. My mom read it to me as a child and now I read it to my boys. Hoping to start a family tradition.

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  22. The Fly Away Kite is by far my favorite. It's a beautiful picture of the gospel, but it is out of print and hard to find. Well worth the search though!

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  23. Baby Dear from the Eloise Wilkins Collection. DD loves it!

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  24. Maybe Goodnight Moon. This sounds like a great book, would love to win it.

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  25. I make up this story about each body part needing to rest and sleep so they can do their job better. Before I finish all, my son is calm and fast asleep.

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  26. Goodnight moon is our favorite right now

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  27. We have a few favourites one would be How do Dinosaurs say goodnight?

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  28. Where, Oh Where Is Huggle Buggle Bear? is my 1 1/2 year old's favorite story, and it is just so cute when he tries to read it to himself, hearing him say "Huggle Bear".

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  29. Ten Little Sleepyheads by Elizabeth Provost! Woohoooo - cannot wait to get a signed copy of this whether by a contest or buying a couple!! Congratulations Laura - I am So excited for you!!!!

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  30. My daycare kids love "The Going to Bed Book." My personally favorite was "Strawberry Thumb" because I sucked my thumb until I was 6th grade.

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  31. Lately she wants to read Grumpy Kangaroo or BOB books at bedtime

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  32. All Aboard Noah's Ark (a touch and feel book) by Olivia Price

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  33. Although my kids are almost grown now, one of our favorite bedtime books was Goodnight Moon.

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  34. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza. It is older--but describes the heart of adoption. It is my daughter's first step into understanding how she was gifted to me.

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  35. pajama time is one of their favorites and of course the new beginner's bible :)

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  36. This book looks so cute! We love Pajama Time and If Jesus came to Visit Me!

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  37. We read stories from our bible for bedtime :)

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  38. The Boy and the Moon. This trailer looks like a great bedtime book.

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  39. My boys (2 and 4) don't currently have a favorite bed time story but they will not go to be without reading at least 2-3 books each. We add an extra 30 minutes onto our bedtime routine just for reading!

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  40. I have 2 little girls, ages 5 and 7, and our favorite bedtime book has always been Goodnight, Gorilla. While the book doesn't have many words, we put in our own words and make up what the animals are saying.

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  41. The Going to Bed book is one of our favorites!

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  42. My Goodnight Book by Eloise Wilkin :)

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  43. Now that's a tough one, though Goodnight Moon tends to come to mind pretty easily (as is shown in many of these comments). At bedtime I read almost any kind of book to my son when he was little and there are only some "bedtime" stories that I think truly lend to sleepiness, but I CAN say that, just recently, with the release of this book, I have a favorite "new" book for bedtime (shared it with a friend last night and she bought a copy, too!):

    SLEEPYHEADS by Sandra J. Howatt, illustrated by Joyce Wan :D The story is so sweet and, along with the beauty and coloring of the illustrations, I think it truly does lull a little one toward sleep :)

    Can't wait for Laura's book to be added to the list for my future grandchildren! :D

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  44. We like ABCers by Carole Lexa Schaefer.

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  45. Jessica ChastainJuly 26, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Goodnight Gorilla.

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  46. On the Night You Were Born is on of the boys favorite!

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  47. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good night?

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  48. My favorite bedtime story is I love you forever. Don't care how many times I read it I cry.

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  49. I registered a few days ago, but I don't see it on here, so delete this if I missed something... My kids have lots of favorites. Time to Sleep is one of them.

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  50. My 3 year okd's favorite is Little Blue Truck. Mine is I Love You As Much.

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  51. So many good choices already listed. We don't read before bed, we read earlier in the day, but we have gone through phases with several different books. My son loves "Goodnight Moon", "Goodnight Gorilla", "The Going to Bed Book","Llama Llama Red Pajama" and most recently "Guess How Much I Love You". I think it appeals to his competitive nature.....

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  52. We read the Jesus Storybook Bible every night and love it!

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  53. Children's favorite Bible stories and they Children's Bible we have for our 8yr old!!

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  54. We have a selection of favorites that we read over and over and over every single night. My daughter enjoys Olivia, her Story Time Bible, Curious George and Charlie Browns Christmas (yes, we are STILL reading a Christmas book lol)

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  55. Our current favorite is Frosty the Snowman... our 2 year old goes in phases!! We also love Clifford and Little Critter books

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  56. The Little Gray Donkey Golden Book

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  57. goodnight moon

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  58. God gave us two.... We are expecting twins in November and are trying to get our son used to the idea!

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  59. One of our favorites is The Napping House.

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  60. Our favorite bedtime reading is the Berenstain Bears series

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  61. Goodnight Moon. My son has it memorized! So cute!

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  62. My favorite book to read to the kids is 'On The Night You Were Born' by Nancy Tillman. My kids are bookworms and happily listen to anything you want to read.

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  63. I love you through and through and a story from the Jesus Story Book Bible:)

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  64. We love reading bible stories. Daniel, David, Esther, Jesus, Paul.

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  65. My little girl loves the Biscuit books! My son likes to look at any books with trucks!

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  66. My toddler's favorite bedtime story is "Three Little Pigs." :-)

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  67. Guess How Much I Love You.

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  68. Our favorites are Far Flutterby and Goodnight Moon. Goodnight Ark looks cute!!

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