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"Sleep, Little Child" Review and Giveaway

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I wrote recently about how my daughter LOVES to read. Now that she is a little older, she is way more interested in reading than ever before. I am a picky parent when it comes to what my children read. I am not a fan of Disney, Sesame Street, Dora, Barney, etc. (because we do not have a TV and my children do not know who those characters are anyway). So, what do I read to my children? Books with characters that are not TV characters and that have nothing to do with magic or fairy tales...books that have God in them and that promote wholesome, creative and productive thoughts.

The most wonderful book arrived in the mail the other day and I have the privilege of sharing it with you all today!
"Sleep, Little Child" is a WONDERFUL children's book that is illustrated beautifully and holds a very special message for your little ones. Night time can be a frightening time for children, especially the smaller ones. My daughter never used to need a night light but recently, after transitioning into a different room, she has been terrified to go to sleep. As soon as I plugged a fish shaped night light in, she was fine. I don't know what it is about the night, but children need extra assurance that everything will be just fine.
The author of this book is Marc Hoffman...a pianist and vocalist who has been pursuing his passion for music since 1990. Here is a little more about Marc...

"Marc Hoffman grew up in Salisbury, NC, received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and completed additional study in film composition at the University of Southern California. He has studied at The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have included David Ott, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shaffer. He is a member of BMI and the American Composer's Forum. Marc is also founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music."
This book also comes with a music CD that has Marc singing "Sleep, Little Child", as well as an instrumental portion. On the CD is also Marc narrating and reading the book. This is so neat! You can read to your child or you can play the CD and let Marc do it for you! I was also sent a cute little book mark that matches the book!
I have to tell you that when I was first looking into doing this review, I went to the "Sleep, Little Child" website and listened to Marc singing the lullaby. As soon as it started to play, my two year old came over to me, held her arms up to me to hold her and snuggled into my arms while the music played. I was thoroughly impressed! It was very soothing and relaxing for her AND for me too. Believe me...to get MY two year old to stop and chill out for a few minutes is HARD! So, this was definitely a wonderful product for me.
Tonight I read the book to my daughter and we both loved it. The pictures are very colorful and the message is simple...God is watching over you when you sleep, so there is no need to worry! Trust in HIM and HE will take good care of you! I don't know about you, but I love to teach my children about God and this book is really a wonderful way to convey the message of God's love and protection to them. I want to make this book our "special" night time book to read right before bed.
Here is a little sample of what you will read in "Sleep, Little Child"...

"Sleep, little child, it's time again to close your weary eyes.
And sleep, little child, just knowing that He's by your side.
Rest, little child, put cares away; lay down your head and pray."

Isn't that beautiful? I very much enjoyed reading this to my daughter before she was tucked into bed.
So, in my opinion..."Sleep, Little Child" is a precious book. It is full of assurance for a safe and peaceful night's sleep that is sure to reassure any child. It's a great read and I love the message that it sends. Also, it would make a really great Christmas gift for a special child in your life!

Marc would like to give a copy of "Sleep, Little Child" Book and CD to one of my readers! Here is how you can enter this great giveaway...
Mandatory Entry:
Visit the Sleep, Little Child website, click on the CD picture, and listen to the song, "Sleep Little Child" and tell me what you think of it. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 12/21 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.

Extra Entries:
1. Become a follower of My Opinion. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

3. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

4. "Like" Sleep, Little Child on Facebook...leave a comment there telling them that I sent you. 1 entry
5. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free "Sleep, Little Child" Book and CD for review purposes. All quotes are from the "Sleep, Little Child" website and email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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