Jesus Loves Me: A Sing-Along Book

Jesus Loves Me (A Sing-Along Book)Title: Jesus Loves Me
Illustrator: Gynux
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 978-0-310-75894-5

“Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on the way,” part of the famous hymn states in the children’s book, Jesus Loves Me: A Sing-Along Book.

~ What ~
At twenty pages, this board book that is part of the Sing Along Book series has a padded front cover and rounded corners; it is targeted toward children ages four to eight years old. With no scary scenes, it contains the words to the well-known church song. Having full-page colored illustrations, the book lists a line or two on the opened pages while animals play and sing it. The ending has the first verse and chorus with sheet music.

~Why ~
Most adults and children can relate to this song that includes several of the stanzas. I like how the cute animals are featured walking down a nature path, playing musical instruments, singing, relaxing, picnicking, enjoying a bonfire, and going home at the end of the day. There are plenty of different activities going on that non-readers can view.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not understand why it is promoted that Jesus loves us. Others may think the story that only shows animals and has Jesus depicted as a moose may confuse young ones.

~ Who ~
Living in France, Gynux enjoys artistically expressing himself in storytelling and illustration.

~ Wish ~
I wish more of the old iconic hymns were available in print book format. While I have always loved this song, I question the portrayal of singing animals understanding God loves them; it would be more realistic if people were involved.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book that has the famous Jesus Loves Me song, this may be of interest, but keep in mind that singing animals are depicted, not children or adults who acknowledge God and His love.

Thanks to Z Blog Squad for furnishing this complimentary book that I am reviewing freely.

GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.

 

 

 

 

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