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Good Morning Little One Book Review by #ourgoodlifebooklist


Good Morning Little One JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Good Morning, Little One by Amy Kavelaris, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Good Morning, Little One
Title: Good Morning, Little One 
Author: Amy Kavelaris 
Publisher: Tommy Nelson 
Release Date: February 8, 2022 
Genre: Children's Devotionals/Prayers, Christian 

Reassure kids that God is carrying them throughout the day with these morning affirmations and whimsical illustrations from beloved author Amy Kavelaris. Adorable animals with gorgeous floral art and words of hope remind little ones of God's love, security, and peace for the day ahead. 

Through a child’s eyes, the world can be beautiful, wonder-filled, and a bit fear-filled all at the same time. Remind your little one that God is always near with this unique book of blessings. A beautiful companion to Amy Kavelaris’s popular Good Night, My Darling Dear, this inspirational picture book 

• reassures children ages 4 to 8 that God carries them through good days, hard days, and anxious days 
• shares biblical promises of God's love, purpose, and protection 
• features the whimsical imagery of nature and animals that has made Kavelaris’s art beloved 
• encourages kids to discover God each day and joyfully live out who He created them to be 
• gives children confidence to be brave in scary and unexpected situations 

This unique book of blessings and prayers will remind your little one of God’s loving promises revealed in nature: that He protects us from the rain, He covers us with His wings, He shines His light into the darkness, and most of all, He’ll always be with us. Good Morning, Little One by artist Amy Kavelaris 

• includes a stunning cover with a jacket over hardcover 
• makes a touching keepsake gift book for a child's Easter basket, baby showers, and other new beginnings such as adoption, a new sibling, or the first day of school 
• is an enchanting piece of art for a botanical nursery or child's bedroom 
• is ideal for any parent, grandparent, or family who wants to establish a tradition of blessing their child in the morning 

There's no better way to start the day than praying over your children with this sweet, Scripture-based book about trusting God to carry each of you in His gentle arms. 

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Amy Kavelaris

Amy (Kavs) Kavelaris' work can be spotted in Target, Anthropologie, Bebe au Lait, and Better Homes & Gardens, as well as in homes around the globe. She has collaborated with countless brands, including Skechers Shoes and Pampers Diapers, and served as a judge for the Miss America Foundation. Her impressionistic, bohemian style merges with her painterly whimsy. Amy and her husband live in the Midwest with their three small girls. See her art at bloomprintsstudio.com and @amykavs on Instagram.

CONNECT WITH AMY: Website | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a print copy of Good Morning, Little One!

Good Morning, Little One JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 21, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on February 28, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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I had the opportunity to ask the author a few questions I thought you, as readers, might like to know.

1.  What was your reason for writing this book?


In 2020, our wonderful publisher and I had been discussing topics for a next book and I kept coming back to a concept that our 3 year old inspired during the beginning of the pandemic.


She would be brushing her teeth, playing with her sisters, dancing in the living room and she would randomly stop and ask, “Is God Carrying Us?” And I thought, what a profound concept for such a tiny person to ask. I was thrilled at the opportunity to tell her, “Yes! He is!” And I loved showing her all of the places in scripture where God presents us with this promise.


The second part of Good Morning, Little One, was inspired by the countless nature walks we took that year. We would discuss how not only is God carrying us, but that we can also find God in His creation all around us. So ultimately we decided to combine both affirming concepts: of how God carries us through each day and how we can also find Him everywhere we look!


I thought, if our babes are asking these kinds of questions, perhaps countless other children around the world were needing these same affirmations as well. To rid them of anxiety before their school day, to affirm them in hope, and to give them unmatched joy!


We are thrilled at the lovely response Good Morning Little One has already received since its birthday on February 8th!


2.  What is your daily routine when you are writing?


I try to start every day by reading books from my all-time favorite Author — and I am alway in awe and inspired by wherever I land in those 66 books of the Bible.


From there, if I am not working on a manuscript, I often journal or write notes in my phone about upcoming book concepts. Fairly often I find myself waking up at 3am with an idea and I jot down notes on whatever I can find, so not to forget, come morning.


3.  Do you have a favorite spot to write?  Will you describe it for us?


It’s funny. Since I write and illustrate my books, I prefer to keep the two separate. I find it difficult to write in my art studio, so getting out is essential for me.


I sit at my 100 year old farmhouse desk in my kitchen, at a favorite coffee shop, or (weather permitting) out on my striped hammock in our garden.


It’s not alway practical with three little ones, but if I am able to get away, I love finding any spot along the waterfront.


4.  Have you taken any literary retreats to inspire you to write?  Where are your favorites?


I love exploring for a fresh spot to write each new book. While writing Good Morning, Little One, I was able to escape with my husband to Mackinac Island, which is in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It was an absolute dream and inspiration to sit and write on the historical shores of this magical island, where countless authors have visited.


5.  What was your personal favorite childhood book?


I think its nearly impossible to choose just one! But some of my all-time favorites would include Anne of Green Gables, Letters From Rifka (a remarkable story about a young girl’s survival of the holocaust), and as a Wisconsin girl, Little House in The Big Woods.


For early childhood: any Eloise Wilkin Little Golden Book!



6.  Do you remember learning to read?  Tell us about that experience.


Both of my parents read to me as a child. My father specialized in silly Dr. Seuss voices and my mother read us the classics, like “The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew.” Although I don’t particularly remember learning how to read,  books have always been a huge part of my world and I recall it being an exciting, very natural progression for me since I loved literature so dearly.


7.  What advice would you give an inspiring author? 


Surround yourself with great content and practice as often as you can! There are virtually thousands of distractions that can occupy our time, these days. I always tell young writers and painters to be very aware of what they are putting into their minds and what they are allowing to occupy their precious time. Be conscious that if you are only putting garbage into your mind, you aren’t likely to get much good to come out.

Get outdoors. Feel, smell, taste creation around you, read great books, surround yourself with friends that encourage and inspire you and you will consistently be inspired to write your next great composition!

Would you like to comment?

  1. This sounds like a sweet book for kids. We aren't religious but I always let my kids decide what they want to believe, so this sounds like a good book for that.

  2. We are not religious, but it looks like a cute little book for those who practice Christianity.

  3. This is a perfect book for my grandbabies. What a sweet way to let them know more about God.

  4. Anonymous5:59 PM

    This book is so adorable.

  5. This was a great post and book. Thank you.

  6. I think whether you are religious or not this book could be for any child. With the way our world is today positivity is definitely needed. Your interview with the author was awesome. I loved the questions you asked and of course how she answered them. :)

  7. That sounds like a great book. It's perfect as a gift.

  8. Kids, as innocent as they are, should always be reassured that God is carrying them. Especially these days..such a nice book!

  9. Richelle Milar5:12 PM

    That sounds like a really great book! This is so perfect I will let my kid see this! Thanks for sharing this

  10. I'm always happy to hear of a good children's book recommendation. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  11. What a beautiful book. This sounds like such a lovely book to share with children.


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