“No one has your great big heart. God has made you special from the start,” Amy Warren Hilliker writes in her children’s book, Little One, God Made You Special.
~ What ~
At fourteen pages, this rounded-corner board book targets children ages four to eight years old. With no scary scenes or Bible verse references, it is a nice story about God making the reader special as it shows illustrations of cute animals. Full page color illustrations are included.
Written in rhyme, this tale is short and to the point but has expressive animal pictures of an adult loving and caring for a child. As the words reiterate that God made the reader special based on his or her nose, toes, laugh, chin, grin, and heart, the illustrations show bears, deer, ducks, rabbits, mice, and squirrels embracing, playing, or talking to one another.
Having an almost-three-year-old granddaughter, I know she loves looking at animal pictures, especially a baby with a parent. I like that I can read the line and point to her nose, chin, etc., showing her where it is at on her body.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not understand why it is necessary to teach that everyone is special and that the Creator made them. Some may think older children will not appreciate this simplistic book.
~ Who ~
The daughter of Rick Warren, the well-known preacher and author, Hilliker lives in California with her husband. No information is given on the illustrator.
~ Wish ~
This is an adorable book as is. The only addition I would want is perhaps a Bible verse to show where the child can learn more about God.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a cute board book for your child or as a gift, this one is a keeper that not only teaches about being special, but it also depicts quite a few fun-loving animals.
Thanks to the Z-Blog Squad for providing this book for reading and reviewing.
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