Title: An Easter Prayer
Author: Amy Parker
Illustrator: Alison Edgson
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
“For new life blooming all around,
For family and friends …
But most of all for Jesus,
Your Son who lives again,” the story ends in Amy Parker’s children’s book, An Easter Prayer.
~ What ~
At twelve pages, this Touch and Feel board book with a soft oval cut-out on its cover targets children ages two to five years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice compilation of animals and flowers celebrating spring and the risen Christ. Full page color illustrations are on the open pages containing small areas of fabrics or finishes to feel.
Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this tale involves a baby chick and bunny who thank God for Easter and spring. They hop and play in the sun and rain, plus watch new chicks being born. The readers can touch the circles and feel the supposed objects.
Our two-year-old grandson loves looking at board books, especially if they contain baby animals. The illustrations of the critters are cute and pleasant, especially the bumblebee that circles adorable baby chicks and bunnies on each opened page.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not approve of this book. Others may find it is limited in its story since it is only eight pages. Beginner readers may struggle with some of the more complicated wording.
~ Wish ~
I wish there were more ovals beside the seven that include rabbit fur, eggshell, chick feathers, shiny blue “water,” flower felt, grass strip, and rainbow sparkles.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book to read at Easter, this one is cute as it vaguely mentions the real reason for the spring celebration.
Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2TsgWUF