Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a very sturdy board book. Each "blessing" has a Bible verse, a poem and a little prayer. The illustrations are adorable throughout the book. If I had the discipline, this would be a sweet devotional to do each night before bed with your little one leading up to Easter. The poems are super short and the Bible verse and prayer is written in a way that very little ones will be able to understand. The true Easter theme is throughout the whole book. From God being our Savior, Jesus Lives, all the wonders of Spring are reflected in the book. I would recommend this book to parents looking for Easter/Spring themed short devotionals.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Same Kind of Different As Me For Kids by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is about a black man who grew up working hard on a plantation and then goes to the city. He lives for many years in the streets, homeless, hungry, and learns the love of Jesus through a volunteer at a homeless shelter. I love the theme in the book that "Nobody can help everybody but everybody can help somebody".
I think Denver Moore's story is an amazing story. However, I think this book is really better for elementary school age kids. Preschoolers are still a little bit young to understand all the things happening in the story. However, having said that, I will still read it to my preschooler.