Picture Book Review: Goodnight Whispers

Goodnight Whispers by Michael Leannah
Goodnight Whispers
by Michael Leannah, Dani Torrent (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

“You are strong. You are brave. You are so incredibly good.” A father whispers words of affirmation to his baby daughter as she falls asleep every night. She grows into a toddler, then a teen, and a young woman. Through every step of her life, she hears his voice encouraging her.

This book is so sweet and heartfelt that it actually made me cry! I am blessed to have a kind and loving father like the one in this book, and it brought back old memories of times that my Dad encouraged and supported me.

I love the soft illustrations and the muted color scheme. The artwork really brings the story home, and draws the reader into the emotions of the characters.

There are delightful details in the background of each page, like the bunny rabbit stuffed-animal the little girl keeps even as an adult and then passes on to her own son.

The story covers a lifetime as the girl grows up and the father becomes a grandfather, but the continuity of the theme keeps the story cohesive and meaningful. I just love the beautiful writing! It’s simple, but powerful, evoking strong emotions with each sentence. This book is full of family love!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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