This book explores Jesus’ life through its variety of stories. It gives young children an introduction to Jesus, showing him as someone who is not only the Son of God, but is also kind and humble.
The text is enhanced by the rich and expressive oil paint illustrations by Jennifer Yoswa. All of them cover a full two-page spread, with the text highlighted in boxes within the illustrations.
What I Like: I like the variety of stories in the book. Not all of them are expressly about Jesus, but they all portray some aspect of him or his life.
What I Dislike: Even though I like the illustrations, my only complaint is that they are mostly dark in tone and color, lending a somber air to the book.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 3-8 is given as the intended audience, but I would say older children would enjoy a book like this as well.
Publisher Info: Windom Publishing Company, 2009; ISBN: 9780970032317; Hardcover, $17.95.
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Special Info: Visit the illustrator’s website.