Monday, June 7, 2010

God Loves Us, Little One

When a child asks if God loves him or her, a great book to have on hand is God Loves Us, Little One. Through simple rhymes and colorful illustrations, this story teaches youngsters God is everywhere and He loves everyone. This book is based on Mama Loves Me by Mara Van Fleet.

"One day I asked my Mama, 'Does God live in the sky?'

She offered me some tasty leaves, and this was her reply:

'God lives everywhere,' she said. 'And though you cannot see,

He also lives within our hearts. God's with us - you and me.'"

As the baby elephant questions Mama about God throughout their day, she continues to answer with wisdom. At the end of the day, she tells the baby "God's love is everywhere. His love is very deep."

What I Like: The illustrations and pop-ups are well done and colorful. There are two different pop-ups, one through the majority of the book which mimics an elephant trunk with a cloth-covered spring going through a hole in the pages. The second is a more traditional pop-up which projects Mama and Baby and their home in the jungle into 3-D.

The story is a great way to express how God loves us, just like a parent loves their child.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: 3 - 6, but my one-year-old really enjoys the pop-ups and the rhyme.

Publishing Info: Kregel Kidzone, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-8254-5543-8; Board Book $13.99

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