But his one is my favorite because this review came from a child.
Not just any child but a sweet boy with autism and a language delay. So how can a child show appreciation for a book when they don’t have any words to tell you?
By eating it of course.
His mother explains:
“The picture prompts work great for our son with extreme language delay, and the illustrations hit the sweet spot on interesting/overstimulating balance. There’s just enough detail for him to like taking his time looking over the book on his own AND he can follow along while we read without having a sensory overload. As you already know if you follow this blog, my son eats books he really likes.”
Over at Writing Like A Mother you can read the full review where she discusses how the book was received by all her kids: the older, the younger, the wiggly, and those with special needs. Goodnight Jesus may have chunky pages and short text of a board book but it has hidden depths that can be a discussion springboard for older children, too.