Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Book Review: Thank You, God, for Blessing Me

Thank You, God, for Blessing Me by Max Lucado didn't work very well as an eBook. Written for babies, it's a Read 2 Me book about Little Hermie. The book is adorable, but the layout didn't work as intended in eBook format. Besides that, I strongly believe that babies need books they can hold, flip the pages of and chew on. That's how they fall in love with reading! (You wouldn't want your baby to chew on your eBook device, would you? I think that would be dangerous for both the baby and the eBook device.)

The story itself is very sweet. Thank You, God, for Blessing Me is a 20 line poem-prayer with five pictures: four lines of poem for each picture. In the poem, Hermie thanks God for everything he encounters through his day from morning until night: self, food, friends, creation. He also asks God to help him be the best he can be.

Illustrations are done by Frank Endersby. They go perfectly with the poem-prayer. The bright colors and funny critter faces are sure to appeal to the book's intended readers (and to their mommies and maybe even daddies, too).

I thank Tommy Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary eCopy of this book for my review. If you have small children (or grandchildren), I recommend the 10-page board book to you.

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