THE GOOD-NIGHT BLESSING BOOK by Nancy Willard

THE GOOD-NIGHT BLESSING BOOK

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Age Range: 5 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 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 hosta 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. (Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-590-62393-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1996




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