Willard follows up her Alphabet of Angels (1994) with this litany of random, quirky benedictions: ""Bless cups and...

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THE GOOD-NIGHT BLESSING BOOK

Willard follows up her Alphabet of Angels (1994) with this litany of random, quirky benedictions: ""Bless cups and pitchers,/pots and spoons/candles and keys/the bride and groom,/Bless open windows,/doors that sing/rooms that invite/the forest in."" Each line captions a large full-color photo of one or two figurines, mostly angels, richly dressed and placed in an appropriate setting (amid hosts leaves for the ""forest,"" for example) with assorted small objects. Though several startling juxtapositions--one angel reaching into a refrigerator, another leaning over an ironing board--lighten the reverent tone, concretist readers will shrug; those with an appreciation for the abstract may find some meaning here.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996