Title: Little Book of Grandma’s Love
Author: Jean Fischer
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
“God, thank You for giving us arms
To wrap around each other.
Whenever I hug my grandma tight,
I show her how much I love her!” the rhyme, Thank You, God, states in the Precious Moments Little Book of Grandma’s Love by Jean Fischer.
~ What ~
At thirty-two pages, this board book with a padded front cover and rounded corners targets children ages four to eight years old who like short poems and Bible verses about grandmothers. With no scary scenes, the rhymes are by the author and other writers with some referencing the International Children’s Bible. Full-color iconic drawings grace the pages of little children and grandmoms doing various activities.
The four to eight lined poems and prayers are about the matriarch, including topics of riding bikes, working in a garden, playing games, learning, pretending, drawing, swimming, walking, reading the Bible, eating ice cream, thanking God, and more. With the majority of the rhymes being by Fischer, there are also ones of a traditional British folk song and Leroy Freeman Jackson, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hood. Bible verses are written out from Genesis, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and I John.
~ Why ~
This is a charming way to honor and remember grandmothers through poems and prayers. Being a fan of the Precious Moments illustrations, I like seeing them again as an adult. I greatly appreciate that the book contains the love of God and how to love and appreciate grandmas.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not approve of this book. Beginner readers may have trouble with the two- and three-syllable words.
~ Wish ~
While the designs are well known and cute in this book, the wording may not be understandable to a preschooler.
~ Want ~
If you are old enough to remember the darling Precious Moments illustrations, you will enjoy reading this book of poems and prayers that focus on grandmoms and how important they are in our lives. It would be a thoughtful gift for that mom in your life who can read it to her grandchildren.
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This book can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2Gm9bG4