by Julie Cantrell
Zonderkidz (March 1, 2009) ~ Day: 32 pages Night: 32 pages
Fiction / Kids (Ages 4-7) / Learning To Read / General / Christian
Edition Reviewed: Hardback - Review and giveaway copies received courtesy of Zondervan Publishing, the publisher, many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me a copy to review and one to giveaway!
Perfect for : Personal Use, Gift, Story time, Classroom use
My Thoughts: God is With Me Through The Day and God is With Me Through the Night are both beautiful books, with full color photographs of animals that children and adults will love. The words on each page are large and colorful, making it easy for children to follow along or read. On top of the wonderful pictures and easy to read words, the message throughout the book is very family-oriented and is uplifting and makes children feel more secure. Each book ends with a scripture from the bible.
While the book is recommended for kids ages 4-7, I feel completely fine letting my 2 (almost 3) year old leaf through the book. He does not tear pages, and loves the big colorful pictures and words. The book is also quick enough to read that it keeps his attention, and we can use the pictures to explain the sentiments being expressed, as well as providing other learning opportunities (what is the bird sitting on, where is the bear's foot, how many birds are sitting on the branch, what color is the..., etc). So, I would even recommend this book for children as young as 2 with adult help! They are wonderful and impart very helpful messages.
Pictures: The pictures are wonderful full-color photographs of animals, some are very funny and help to illustrate what Julie Cantrell is writing about.
Story-Line: Very family-friendly, and supportive of young minds. The feelings of security they help provide are wonderful.
Readability: VERY easy to read and enjoyable for all ages.
Overall: These are great books that help to address issues like God is always watching over us, He loves us, He keeps us Safe, etc.
About the Book:
Back Cover: Brave mice and playful puppies inspire little hearts to have big faith. You are safe, brave, and loved because God is always there - all through the day.
Back Cover: Cheerful dolphins and loving zebras inspire timid hearts to have big faith. Even in the dark, God keeps his children safe, brave, and loved. He is always there - all through the night.
About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Julie Cantrell was born in Louisiana, where she grew up running barefoot over fire ant beds, swimming with alligators, and eating crawfish. Today, she lives with her husband and two spirited children in Mississippi, hallowed ground for many famous authors.
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