Popular recording artist Michael W. Smith and VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki continue their Nurturing Steps children’s books with Let’s Get Ready for Bed (Zonderkidz). Following the series’ mission to enliven a child’s journey with hope and faith through music and storytelling, Let’s Get Ready for Bed takes children on a journey through Sleepy Puppy’s bedtime routine. When Sleepy Puppy turns out to be not-so-sleepy after all, his friends Eddie the bear and Lamby the sheep know just what to do to help him drift off to dreamland.
Featuring characters introduced in the NBC TODAY-lauded first book in the Nurturing Steps series, Nighty Night and Good Night, along with read-aloud rhymes and a cover that sparkles with glitter, Let’s Get Ready for Bed also includes an exclusive link to a lullaby by Smith. The song is meant to further help lull young children to sleep.
Leading up to the release of the new book, Smith and Nawrocki were featured during a LiveSigning online book signing event.
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Smith will also be offering the Nurturing Steps books for sale at venues surrounding his popular Christmas tour this year. With multiple sellout crowds expected, the 15-city tour launches Nov. 28 in Dallas before traveling to major markets across the U.S. All the latest tour dates, including ticket information, can be found at http://michaelwsmith.com/tour/.
“One of the greatest joys of my life is being a parent and a grandparent,” says Smith, the father of five, who is called “G-Daddy” by his 14 grandkids. “I want to serve the next generation well. That’s why I created Nurturing Steps, to provide stories and songs that will help shape the faith of our newest generation.”
“I have wonderful memories of reading, singing and praying with my children before bed,” says Nawrocki. “It can be a sacred time with our little ones, and I’m thrilled to be able to partner with Michael to create stories that parents and grandparents can use to help pass important values on to their children and grandchildren.”