Title: Knowing My God Starter Set
Author: Callie Grant
Illustrator: Jodie Stowe
Publisher: Graham Blanchard Inc.
“Children know the heart and mind of Jesus as they interact with His words for them in key Bible passages,” the cardstock sleeve announces that holds the three children’s books of Callie Grant’s Knowing My God Starter Set.
This set of three board books that total fifty-four-pages targets infants to seven-year-old children who enjoy learning about Jesus. With no scary or violent scenes, it would best be read out loud to beginner readers due to some complicated wording. The New International Version of the Holy Bible is quoted. At the end of each book is a note for adults explaining how the book can be used for babies, toddlers, and young children.
These three brightly colored books focus on Jesus and how He loves each of us. Having different colors on each page, there a beautiful photographs on the left side of the page with several sentences on the right side. The inside cover has a written out Bible verse.
Jesus Invites Me teaches how Jesus welcomes us in His arms when we are weary and tired, and He is gentle and humble in heart. Photographs are of a baby sleeping, toddlers playing, and children having fun as well as oxen wearing a yoke.
Jesus Saves Me correlates Jesus to being the Shepherd, who protects His sheep whenever they stray, are lost, or need help, bringing them into His fold. With several pictures of lambs and sheep, children were also included.
Jesus Shows Me explains the relationship Christ has with His children as He loves us, and we love others. All of the photographs depict parent and child animals such as penguins, kangaroos, ducks, dolphins, wolves, zebras, and elephants.
Although young infants may not understand the concept of God, by reading and showing the pictures, bonding is established. Toddlers will enjoy looking at the images with minor comprehension, but the older children may think a board book is too childish for them. The most engaging book for all age groups would be the one with all the animals.
Author and founder of Graham Blanchard, Grant has released eleven titles that promote a love of learning about God at an early age. Living in Austin, the writer/editor has a passion for educational publishing and children’s books.
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