Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Oak Inside the Acorn

The Oak Inside the Acorn is written by Max Lucado and illustrated by George Angelini. Letting go of your childhood is hard to do, and a bit scary. Nature forces Little Acorn to let go of his mother's nurturing branches and begin a life of his own. Little Acorn is not sure what he is suppose to be. He can't bare fruit like the orange trees and he has no beautiful blooms or sweet scents like the flowers. A farmer plants him in the family's back yard, and there he grows bigger and taller every year, right along with a little girl. When the little girl grows into a young lady, Big Oak uses one of his own little acorns to teach her to be what God wants her to be.

What I Liked: I like the lesson, to be what God intended us to be.

What I Disliked: I was a little disappointed with this book. This author is one of my favorites, but the message in this book was simply not as strong as I had anticipated. The message was clear, it just didn't reach out and grab me like most of his other books do.

Age Appeal: 4-8

Overall Rating: Very Good.

Publishing Info: Thomas Nelson Publishers ; 2006 ; $16.99 ; ISBN 1-4003-0601-9 ; Hardback

Special Info: Max Lucado is the author of muliple best-selling books from children to adults. He is one of America's leading inspirational authors. He is a minister for the Oak Hills Church in Texas. George Angelini's art work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, and other well known magazines. He has won awards from the New York Society of Illustrators as well as others.

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