Crystal Bowman, the author of this book and numerous others, is a former preschool teacher. She is also a writer and speaker for MOPS International. The illustrator, Elena Kucharik, has over 100 children's books to her credit including the entire Little Blessings collection. She was also the lead artist for the Care Bears.
What I Like: The format is great! It's short and sweet, perfect for kids this age. The stories are of high interest to preschoolers. They talk about what they want to talk about: playing dress up, painting, sharing, animals, books, toys, friends, family... then tie those topics into elements of faith. The Scripture applications are age-appropriate. I love the illustrations! They are so tender and very colorful.
What I Dislike: I found nothing wrong with the book, but did feel a void in content. I would like to see an introduction for parents explaining the importance of daily devotions and how to use this book.
Overall Rating: Very Good.
Age Appeal: 3-6, though I would go as low as two-years of age.
Publisher Info: Tyndale House Publishers, 2004; ISBN: 0842389407; Hardback; $14.99
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Additional Info: This book promotes diversity by portraying two Caucasian children; one African-American and one Asian-American as the four main characters.
I'm Jack! is another Little Blessings book CCBR has reviewed.