Book Review: Good Night, Body by Britney Winn Lee



Good Night Body by Britney Winn Lee

Finding Calm from Head to Toe

Illustrated by Borghild Fallbert

Thomas Nelson (February 7, 2023)

4-8 years

40 pages



Bedtime can be full of big emotions for kids! Calm anxious, busy thoughts with this body scan meditation designed to help kids relax and prepare for sleep. This mindfulness practice will help children let go of the worries, stress, and excitement of the day as they reach their arms like a telescope, let their mouths hang like a hammock, dance their fingers like wind chimes, and listen to their hearts beat a reassuring cadence, “you’re loved, you’re loved.”

From Britney Winn Lee, author of popular books The Boy with Big, Big Feelings and The Girl with Big, Big Questions, comes another powerful book for helping children navigate stress, form positive self-perceptions, and strengthen their hearts and minds. Good Night, Body echoes the comforting chants of Goodnight Moon as it leads children in greeting, moving, and relaxing each body part. With lyrical text and body-positive illustrations, this mindfulness picture book guides kids in connecting with who they are inside and out.

Good Night, Body: Finding Calm from Head to Toe is perfect for

  • children 4 to 8 and their parents and caregivers
  • families who enjoy yoga and mindfulness exercises
  • children who need a relaxing bedtime ritual to smooth the transition from play to sleep
  • children who experience anxiety, insomnia, bedtime fears, and intense emotions




A wonderful introduction to mindfulness for children. Bedtime calming is the goal of the book which uses simple body scanning; moving and relaxing different body parts. The beautiful illustrations are perfect for inspiring calm and has a diverse representation. Designed to help children and their grownup on what to do and shows with pictures how to do it. Body scanning is a practice that can be used by all ages and I liked that the book introduces this to the young people of your family. Recommend for families and child care settings.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (January 22, 2023)

ARC hardback copy provided by HarperCollinsPublishers

Thomas Nelson Publishers


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Britney Winn Lee

Britney Winn Lee writes to make room. She is a faith-rooted writer and pastor living in Shreveport, LA, with her creative husband and big-hearted son. She is the author of The Boy with Big, Big Feelings and The Girl With Big, Big Questions and is the editor of Rally: Litanies for the Lovers of God and Neighbor. A lifelong lover of the story of faith, Lee centers her work on wrestling through, dreaming about, and experimenting with how to better connect the church with the world.

Borghid fallbert
Borghild Fallberg is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Arendal, Norway. She loves to illustrate cute and thoughtful children’s books and to tell stories through expressive characters. When she’s not creating books, stickers, cards, and other fun projects, Borghild enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, and learning new skills.



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