Bedtime In The Barnyard by Dandi Daley Mackall
Children have a special affinity for the delightful creatures of the barnyard, while parents know the value of bedtime stories. Bridging these two worlds is the enchanting rhyming tale, “Bedtime in the Barnyard”. In this captivating book, not only will children learn about different barnyard animals, but they will also discover how these animals prepare for bedtime.
Picture a cozy stall, where the cows snuggle together in perfect harmony, finding solace in each other’s company. Meanwhile, a diligent hen counts her chicks, ensuring they are all present and accounted for. The mama cat, with utmost tenderness, lovingly licks her kittens clean, instilling a sense of comfort and security in their tiny hearts.
One of the most captivating aspects of this book is the remarkable artwork. Baby animals are brought to life with their own unique personalities. For instance, some chicks snuggle close, seeking warmth and companionship. Others playfully peck at their siblings, adding a touch of mischief to their sibling rivalry. Some shy ones hide cautiously behind Mama Hen’s protective wings, while the more adventurous ones engage in playful pursuit.
Not only does “Bedtime in the Barnyard” entertain and educate, but it also highlights the beautiful bond between animal parents and their offspring. This heartwarming story serves as a testament to the power of love and nurturing within the animal kingdom.
As the inaugural book in the beloved Barnyard Blessings series, “Bedtime in the Barnyard” is a perfect addition to any child’s bedtime routine. So snuggle up, open the pages, and embark on a captivating journey through the magical world of the barnyard.
Winnie the Horse Gentler: Inspiring Readers of All Ages with Real and Deep Themes
I have been truly amazed by the widespread popularity of Winnie the Horse Gentler among girls of all ages. Although the books were originally intended for readers aged 8 to 12, I have received letters from fans who are even younger and well into high school, as well as from mothers and grandmothers. This is likely because the books not only contain a wealth of horse-related information, but also explore deep themes that resonate with readers on a personal level.
I often receive letters that begin with phrases like “Dear Winnie” or “Dear Mrs. Mackel.” It is truly heartwarming to read these letters as they express the impact that the books have had on the readers’ lives. For example, one letter mentions how the books have inspired the reader to pray more, highlighting the books’ ability to foster a spiritual connection. Another letter expresses gratitude for the inclusion of references to God and Christian values, commending the author for her bravery in addressing these topics.
Dear Winnie, I love your horse books,” writes another fan. “They feel incredibly real, as if you and the characters are my best friends. Reading these books is like immersing myself in a captivating story that I never want to end. In fact, I find myself re-reading them multiple times because they surpass any other books I come across. With my guinea pig passing away, the books have become a source of comfort and entertainment in my life.”
Ultimately, the appeal of Winnie the Horse Gentler transcends age boundaries. Its ability to captivate readers and provide meaningful content has gained the series a devoted following. Through its relatable characters and insightful themes, the books instill a sense of humility and offer a much-needed escape for readers, regardless of their age.