Title: God, I Know You’re There
Author: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrator: Laura Watkins
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
“God, I can’t see You.
Still I know You’re there.
You’re in the love I give away–
The sparkle when I care.”
Bonnie Rickner Jensen ends her children’s book, God, I Know You’re There.
~ What ~
At twenty-four pages, this board book with rounded corners targets children ages three to seven years old. With no scary scenes, it contains rhymes showing little ones how to have faith in things and God while not being able to see, feel, or touch them. Lovely colorful illustrations grace all pages and are expressive.
Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this short book conveys how we cannot always understand or experience something, but we can believe and trust in it. Topics such as see the wind, reach the sun, hold the sky, swing from the moon, touch the stars, slide down a rainbow, watch thunder, plant seeds, trace snowflakes, and see God cannot be thoroughly explained yet we can have faith in them.
This is a wonderful book to help explain God, even if He is only mentioned on one page. I like that its concepts can be further discussed and explained so that a young one can understand them better. The pictures are engaging and fun to look at for the age group.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not believe in God may want to avoid this book, but it only mentions Him once. Due to some of three syllable words, it would be best to read it out loud to beginner readers.
~ Wish ~
Since only God is mentioned, it would be thoughtful to correlate His Son, Jesus, too.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book for a preschooler to early elementary age child that helps explain God is with us all the time, this one would be an excellent starter point.
Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for furnishing this complimentary book that I am reviewing freely.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/god-i-know-youre-there-bonnie-rickner-jensen/1128128160