Sleep tight….the Marines are on duty!

518XI4kctBL._AA160_One thing that makes MBC and me super happy is reading the books of authors who grew up reading the Bluebonnet Armadillo Adventure Series!  The latest one, “Goodnight Marines,” was written by Major David R. Dixon, and illustrated by Phil Jones.

Inspired by the popular children’s book, “Goodnight Moon,” this beautifully illustrated book highlights symbols of the U.S. Marine Corps that give both a historic and current view.  It’s a marvelous way to introduce children to the proud Marine traditions! The story centers on a young boy whose Marine father is serving in Afghanistan, which makes the book especially meaningful to children whose parents are serving in the military.  All children should receive a greater appreciation of those who serve to keep us safe.  The soothing, bedtime tale offers reassurance through strong ties of love and security.

“Goodnight Marines” is available at:

MBC was thrilled to consult with Major Dixon as he began his journey of writing, since she’s a life-time friend of his mother, Bunny, and has known him all his life. And not only has Major Dixon just published a book, but he and his lovely wife, Jackie, became the proud parents of baby Juliette TODAY!  Congratulations to all the family!

We can’t wait to see the pictures of Major Dixon reading “Goodnight Marines” to his own daughter!

Keep reading and writing……and Semper Fi!

Bluebonnet Armadillo