I recently found out about a program called "blogging for books" through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. I figured that getting a free book and just having to write something about it on my blog and post on the publishers website couldn't be that hard and probably could be quite fun. So, in the future, you might see some more reviews here.
The first book I chose to review was a Children's Book. I figured I read a lot of those everyday anyway and fitting a longer "adult" book into my limited time probably wasn't too likely!
"God Loves Me More Than That" by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by David Hohn surprised me as a GREAT book that I am so happy to have in my children's library.
The book uses great rhymes to draw little ones in and explain through captivating similes just how much God loves them. Throughout the book the message is communicated: Higher, deeper, wider, bigger, louder, softer, your whole life through - these are the ways that God loves you!
The rhymes of this book had my attention (and that of my 2 year old) from page one but, the real gems of this book are the incredible life-like illustrations on each page. We were captivated by the fanciful scenes such as a circus, deep sea diving, or outer space travel that any child would love to find themselves a part of. I especially loved that the illustrations were life-like and featured a little boy. It seems so many children's books are geared towards girls that, as the mom of a little boy, I appreciated the illustrators choice for this book.
Teaching my children that God's love for them is immense is important to me - and "God Loves Me More Than That" is a great way to reinforce this concept. We'll be reading it again soon!
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review