Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Love You, God

I Love You, God, is one of the many books by author and illustrator P.K. Hallinan. The book begins:

"I love You, God,
and I'm happy to do
whatever brings honor
and glory to You!"

The book continues to show through text and illustrations how this little boy shows his love for God. He tries to be kind, patient and helpful. He praises the Lord in song when he goes to church. He offers his friendship, listens, is honest, and thanks God for the food he eats. Those things and more are all ways that little children can show love for God, and they will learn this as they hear the story.

The watercolor paintings are what we've all come to expect from P.K. Hallinan. They help tell the story, and are simply adorable.

What I Like: The illustrations are precious, and tell the story right along with the text. I love that this book shows many of the practical ways that children can show their love for God. It will open up many opportunities for discussion as you can ask your child what is happening in the picture, and how the boy is showing love for God.

What I Dislike: The only thing that I wish this book had included was a mention of the little boy failing to obey God's commands perfectly, and asking forgiveness. Children need to understand that although they cannot always obey perfectly, loving God includes a desire to please Him, and repentance for sins committed.

Overall Rating: Very Good

Age Appeal: Baby through Preschool

Publisher Info: Harvest House Publishers, 2010; ISBN:0736927174 ; Hardcover $12.99.

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Special Info: We've reviewed other books by this author and illustrator. The author also has a website for you to find out more information.

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