Title: Found: Psalm 23
Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrator: Jago Silver
“God is my Shepherd. And I am his little lamb. He feeds me. He guides me. He looks after me. I have everything I need,” Sally Lloyd-Jones writes in her children’s book, Found: Psalm 23.
~ What ~
This twenty-page board book with rounded corners and a padded front cover targets young children from four to eight years old who like famous Bible verses rewritten in a simplistic format. With no scary scenes, it would best be read out loud to non-readers or beginner readers who like to look at pictures due to their limited reading comprehension level.
Retelling Psalm 23, the writer shows how God is always there, always protecting us. From resting in calm pastures to feeling safe when afraid, the lambs are taken care of by the Shepherd. The book reiterates that God is our Shepherd who never gives up on and forever loves us.
~ Why ~
Teaching young ones about God is important. I like how the author has written Psalm 23 in short sentences that young ones can understand. The illustrations are understandable with sheep in all scenes and the Shepherd protecting them.
~ Why Not ~
Some may not like books for children that contain Bible verses. Others may wish there were not drawings of sheep only, but it does relate to the well-known chapter in the Old Testament.
~ Who ~
The author of several children’s inspirational, Christian, and picture books, Lloyd-Jones has lived in Africa and England and now resides in New York. Jago lives in England with his wife and two children.
~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if the exact Scripture was used as then a child could memorize it. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
~ Want ~
If you want to promote a chapter from the Bible to a young child, this book may be a charming addition, especially if the young one enjoys lambs.
Thanks to Z Blog Squad for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.
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