Amy June Bates does a fabulous job as illustrator. Her full-page illustrations are colorful and sun-drenched. Sometimes sketchy, the drawings are filled with enchantment and warmth.
What I Like: The concept is wonderful. I am a big advocate of teaching our children Scripture at very young ages; this book is a wonderful tool toward that end by encouraging Scripture memorization. Through the repetition provided by the author, children can quote the foundational verse after just a few solid readings. And the illustrations are breath-taking! I love the color and natural light featured on each page. It is a perfectly happy book with a strong, positive message.
What I Dislike: Absolutely nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent!
Age Appeal: 4-8
Publisher Info: ZonderKidz, 2007; ISBN: 0310711177; Hardback; $14.99
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Special Info: This book features a whole Caucasian family - including mother and father actively involved in the life of their daughter. While the message is universal, the illustrations may not be welcomed by little boys or children from broken homes.