About the book:

It’s bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all the animals try to get the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels’ joyful hosannas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it’s just too loud. Until Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd Jesus into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.

With sweet, rhyming text and illustrations by bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman, this sturdy board book edition of Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic Christmas tale for the littlest readers.

Goodnight, Manger:

  • Published by Zonderkidz, 2015 & 2016
  • Is perfect as bedtime reading for your toddlers and little ones
  • Makes the Christmas story fun and accessible for young readers
  • Helps kids think deeper about what being in the stable may have been like for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
  • Can be read during Advent, the Christmas season, and more
  • Makes a great gift for baby showers, new moms, grandchildren, toddlers, nieces and nephews, and children 0-4


Goodnight, Manger gives a clever spin on the familiar Nativity story, with a slightly frazzled mom who just wants her baby to sleep. The text is filled with lovely rhymes, making it a sweet bedtime story. The illustrations are beautiful. My animal loving preschoolers really enjoyed it and it made for a fun introduction to the classic story of Jesus’ birth.” – Amazon Review

“Laura Sassi and Jane Chapman have collaborated on another spectacular children’s book. I was blown away by their last book Goodnight, Ark. I didn’t think it could get any sweeter, and then it did, with Goodnight, Manger.” – Amazon Review