A complimentary copy of this book was provided by B&H Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Published by B&H Publishing Group on 2017-11
Source: B&H Bloggers
Genres: Christian, Devotional & Prayer, Juvenile Nonfiction, Religious
Grow your toddler’s heart with little words from God’s Word! These nineteen little words offer a big way to connect your toddler to the Bible! With each tiny-sized devotion, your little one will better understand words such as Jesus, joy, promise, and prayer and learn to connect them with short Scriptures. It’s a perfect first devotional for your favorite toddler!
Text by Michelle Prater Burke. Illustrated by Holli Conger.
This book is super cute and I loved the illustrations! I loved that there is diversity and children with glasses. I wish there had been more scripture. There is none until the end and I was left feeling like this was a book of prayers more than a devotional. I feel that toddlers are old enough for short scriptures and Biblical principles. The synopsis even claims to connect each application to a scripture but there is a lack of follow through. Only one scripture is ever presented in the book and that is on the very last page.
As I’m not an adult, I wanted to get my seven and four-year old’s thoughts because, at the end of the day, this book is their age range more than it is mine.
Me: Did you like this book?
Arie: Yes, I liked it. It was about Jesus and kindness.
Me: What was your favorite thing about the story?
Arie: I love the kindness story and the beach picture.
I would give this book whatever, “Amazing is.” It’s for little kids but I need to remember to be kind too. I love that I can read this to Arie!
Me: Is there anything you disliked?
Kahlan: Well, it says we need to thank God for giving us families, bunnies and berries but I don’t have a bunny and some kids don’t have a family!
Concluding thoughts from Mom:
Obviously, this book is simplistic for a seven-year-old but my four-year-old really liked it. However, my seven-year-old did enjoy reading the book to her sister. This is a great little book for children ages 2-4 and even for an older child if they enjoy reading to their younger siblings.
Due to lack of scripture, I would give this book a four. However, my seven-year-old gave it a five for which I’ll combine the two for a 4.5 rating.