Good Night New Jersey (Good Night Our World)
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Good Night New Jersey highlights the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches, fishing boats, rafting the Delaware Water Gap, blueberry farms in the Pine Barrens, Lucy the Elephant, Asbury Park, Adventure Aquarium, Lakota Wolf Preserve, lighthouses, and more. Welcome to the Garden State! This lovely children's book captures the true spirit of New Jersey. Young readers will discover all the attractions and iconic landmarks this diverse state has to offer.
This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.
Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.
About the Author
Dennis Clark - Author
Illustrator Joe Veno's artwork encompasses many areas, from children's books and games to multidimensional sculptures. He has illustrated many of the best-selling books in the Good Night Books series, including Good Night Boston, Good Night New York City, Good Night Chicago, and others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
My son loves this book, he enjoyed it I loved reading it to him. Very good quality and as described
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Wonderful idea, brilliantly executed
How delighted I am to find that such a clever idea for a 'goodnight' book has been done with such excellence. Distilling the essence of an entire state--from iconic locations to traditions to language--is difficult to say the least, but the author and illustrator manage to do it with flying colors.
We just received our first two of these books yesterday, and I noticed that both follow a natural rhythm through the day as well as through the state. The pages begin with phrases such as "good morning, ____"; progress to "hello, ______" and "Greetings, _____"; and continue on through "good evening" and "good night". By the end of the book, the reader enjoys a true sense of the state as well as a relaxed, good-night frame of mind.
The illustrations are superb, including endless subtle details so characteristic of the state but without being overwhelming for young readers. The Virginia edition, for example, includes cardinals, Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as supporting details for the text.
"Good Night, Virginia" is superb! It covers the following: Chesapeake Bay; Virginia horse country; Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley; Jamestown; Colonial Williamsburg; Mount Vernon; Monticello; Virginia Beach; the Aquarium; aircraft carriers (Norfolk); Virginia ham!; Crooked Road; Assateague Island; the caverns; and the Cape Henry Lighthouses. One of the last pages shows either Richmond or perhaps Crystal City/Arlington and includes the beautiful text: "Shine bright, city lights/through the Old Dominion night". It makes ME want to curl up and sleep.
This series is outstanding for all children, as it celebrates different cities or regions and helps familiarize them with places beyond their own environments. It is an ideal way to discuss where extended family live or to prepare for a visit or move to another area.
My daughter, a military baby, will be moving to her third home (and third continent) this fall, all before her third birthday. I bought the Hawaii and Virginia books as a way to celebrate and say goodbye to our current home as well as to prepare and familiarize her a bit with the one we're heading to. With all the chaos and change, these books are a beautiful, gentle way to bridge the transition and make the journey a little more approachable for a young one.
Thanks, Mr. Gamble and Mr. Veno. Keep 'em coming!!!
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Great gift for parents and teachers
By Trying to Survive NJ
I purchased it for a friend who teaches at the younger levels. She loved it. It also inspired several ideas for other projects. Kids don't know about where they live. Most parents can't tell you about the historical markers in their town. This book is a start on educating children about where they live. There are versions for other states. Great gift. Also a great gift for people who have moved, and have children in another state. We purchased one about Canada for friends from Canada, but with children in the states. It lets children learn about where aunts and uncles lives, grandparents... it doesn't have to be just the state in which they reside. We live in a tri-state area, so all three books were perfect.