Friday, February 7, 2014

If Jesus Came to Visit Me

If Jesus Came to Visit Me In If Jesus Came to Visit Me is written as a question: What would happen if Jesus visited a child in person for just one day?

Author Jill Roman Lord suspects a child would offer Jesus something to eat and drink, then ask how grandma was doing in Heaven. Then the two would go for a walk and Jesus would push the child high on a swing. The child would be full of questions, like "Why is the sky blue?" Jesus would patiently answer each question, and before he left, the child would want to give Jesus something to remember him by.
"How about my bike or scooter or
My little horse and cart?
He couldn't take those with him, so...
I know!
I'll give him my heart!"
What I Like: This is a sweet look at how a child might view Jesus if he were in human form today. In the end, the author focuses on what a child's relationship should be with him: All their hearts should belong to Jesus Christ. The illustrations by Amy Wummer are whimsical and inviting; my children loved how friendly Jesus (and others) looked.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Very Good.

Age Appeal: Preschool - kindergartner.

Publishing Info: Candy Cane Press, 2013; ISBN: 978-0824919085; board book, $6.29

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Special Info: There is an older version of this book featuring illustrations by Renee Graef. The text of both books is the same; only the illustrations differ. I much prefer Wummer's illustrations because I find them happier and more kid-friendly.

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