Kissing is one of the first things that a little one learns to do, and this nicely-sized board book is a good springboard for introducing the idea of kissing icons. Goodnight Jesus is full of illustrations of Christ and the Mother of God, well-known saints of the Orthodox Church, and family members a baby would be familiar with. The language is simple, yet lyrical and will capture the attention of busy toddlers. I am very glad that Ancient Faith Publishers has put out another board book for the little people that we know and love. It is a lovely companion for Josiah and Julia Go To Church, a family favorite!
Note: One thing that I did want to mention is the fact that the author chose to address the Savior as only "Jesus" without any title such as The Lord or Christ. In addition, the word 'Saint' is not used before the names of the Saints illustrated within this book. While this is common for many Protestant Christians, it may seem irreverent to some Orthodox Christians who might find this overly casual.