Sleep Sweet My Little One Review

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I think I have lost my imagination.

I recently received the book Sleep Sweet My Little One by Patsy Clairmont, and if there was an imaginative children's book, this is it.  The book is basically a conversation with the moon in rhyming form (and I do love rhymes for kids).  The little pajama-clad child in the book imagines catching moonbeams, being a planet, sitting on a galaxy throne.  He imagines the moon playing with the stars and drinking tea.

But I realized while I was reading it to Wyatt that my brain just kept pointing out the scientific inaccuracies!  I kept thinking, "The moon doesn't warm anybody's pillow!  The stars are their own light source.  And there are no rainbows at night!"

Yes, I did.  That's how dead my imagination is, guys.

In all seriousness, I do have to say that since I received this book from Tommy Nelson, I was expecting some reference to God, or a prayer, or something like that in the book, and there wasn't any of that.  I wouldn't call this a Christian children's book.  I also would rather focus on teaching my kids to pray to Jesus at night than teach them to talk to the moon.

The moon is also thanked at one point for it's light and warmth, which I didn't like because I feel like we should be thanking God for the moon, rather than thanking the moon itself, even if it is just a children's book.  It's not what I would expect from a Christian author, and combined with a vague reference to Christian mysticism in one of Clairmont's other books, I was a rather disturbed.

I will say that the illustrations were imaginative and gorgeous, so that was a positive.

If you are looking for something God-focused to read to your kids at night, I would say that isn't the purpose of this book, and you should look elsewhere.  If you're looking for something whimsical and imaginative, this could be an option, but if you want my honest opinion, I wasn't a big fan.

You can take a look at the book yourself here.

Note: I received this book for free from Tommy Nelson in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
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