“God, who made me wonderful,
Here is what I pray,
Help me try to do what’s right,
Each and every day,”
Glenys Nellist ends her children’s book, Snuggle Time Psalms, based on Psalm 139.
~ What ~
At thirty pages, this board book with a padded front cover targets children ages four to eight years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about animals and God while having rhymes focusing on the Psalms from the Holy Bible.
With some complicated wording, this short book contains fifteen sections of Psalms with one side of the page having a title with the Psalm number and a written out Bible verse or two followed by a rhyming poem that relates to it. On the opposite page is an animal either playing with others or by itself or being in bed. The Psalms listed are taken from 4, 6, 8, 18, 23, 63, 84, 91, 95, 103, 104, 113, 121, 133, and 139.
Having a three-year-old granddaughter, she loves being read a bedtime story, and this one is simple as it reflects on a parent and baby bears, elephants, sheep, penguin, birds, ducks, and other animals too. I like that the poems are short and not too confusing as they mention God and His creation, wonder, and love.
~ Why Not ~
With so many two and three-syllable words, this would be a hard beginner reader’s book; it makes a nice bedtime or calming book where an adult could read it to a toddler who enjoys looking at pictures.
~ Who ~
Having been born in England, Nellist is an author of several children’s books and lives in Michigan with her husband. No information is available regarding the illustrator, Biscoe.
~ Wish ~
With the book targeting toddlers and preschoolers, it would be better if some of the words were more simplistic for a beginner reader, but that may be challenging to keep it in a rhyming format.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book about different verses in Psalms with cute, colorful pictures of animals, this may be a good choice.
Thanks to Z-Blog Squad for furnishing this complimentary book to read and review.
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GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.