Wednesday, August 19, 2015

grandma's bookshelf - Goodnight Songs - A Celebration of the Seasons - I'm Giving One Away!

I was recently invited by Sterling Children's Books to take a look at a new book by Margaret Wise Brown. It sounded interesting, so they sent it to me in exchange for my review - and they are making another available for me to give away!

You may recognize Margaret Wise Brown as the author of the loved book; Goodnight Moon. Along with a love for children's books, she had a love for children's music, so when twelve of her poems were found at her sister's house, they were set to music and made into this lovely book of bed-time songs!

Goodnight Songs - A Celebration of the Seasons
Author - Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrators - Peter Brown, Floyd Cooper, Leo Espinosa, Blanca Gomez, Molly Idle, Elly MacKay, Dadu Shin, David Small, Bob Staake, Satoe Tone, Frank Viva, Mick Wiggins
Music by - Tom Proutt & Emily Gary
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 3-6

Favorite Features -
  • Includes a CD with all 12 songs
  • Illustrations are varied, detailed and lovely
  • Poems/Lyrics make sweet bed-time songs
Sterling Children's Books says; "'Some fine day, just run away To a long unscheduled day To where great clouds go sailing by Above the birds and butterfly.' Fluffy clouds, butterflies, furry bunnies, and life from a bug's-eye view: This stunning sequel to the New York Times bestseller  Goodnight Songs celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature all year long. Once again, a treasure trove of Margaret Wise Brown's newly uncovered verses receives loving treatment from 12 award-winning artists, including Floyd Cooper, Peter Brown, David Small, Molly Idle, and Bob Staake. From a little bear singing one morning in May to a soft snowfall, mysterious, deep, and glowing, each song is magical. An accompanying CD, with lilting songs beautifully composed and sung by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt, makes this the perfect gift for children."

I think Goodnight Songs - A Celebration of the Seasons would make a lovely gift for a baby shower - or for any family which enjoys playing soft music at bedtime and reading lovely poems. 

As I mentioned above, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy of Goodnight Songs - A Celebration of the Seasons to review, but they are making another available for me to give away - and the drawing will be on September 2, 2015. If you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in this giveaway, please comment below to tell me one of your favorite bedtime songs - I sing my version of "You Are My Sunshine" to my sweet grandsons!

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Goodnight Songs - A Celebration of the Seasons and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! 


  1. One of my favorite bedtime songs is "Amazing Grace"

  2. I don't have any bedtime songs..always sang the "Good morning" song. My son has always made up bedtime songs to sing to his kids. I follow on Facebook and email.

  3. I always sing "Sweet Baby James" to my children,neither of whom is actually named James. Lol
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  4. I also sing You are My Sunshine, along with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Jesus Loves Me. I also like to make up songs.


  6. Night, night baby.. a lullaby my husband and I came up with.