As usual, my five point review:
- What a QUALITY book. Christian kids' books are always a toss up in terms of quality and imagination... sometimes they try too hard to incorporate scripture and therefore lose their audience--but the quality of the story here is just great. Obviously from the title you can tell that it's a faith-based story... but that doesn't mean you lose anything. The story as well as the construction of the book means it'll be appreciated and read for years to come.
- What a BEAUTIFUL book. You're always told to "not just a book by the cover." But we're human--we do. Oops! The illustrations in this book are gorgeous and really engaging with kids--you can find samples on the Amazon page (p.s. not an affiliate link). David Catrow did a great job! Even though my son doesn't have the attention span (yet) to read/listen to every word on every page, he loves looking at the beautiful drawings. Pointing to the little girl dancing is his favorite so far.
- What a FUN book. The rhymes, the illustrations, everything just draws you in. My son is one and while he loves books, whether he will enjoy reading a book that I won't let him eat, wave in the air, or otherwise play with (aka anything that's not a board book!) is a toss up. When we've read this book, he's engaged and interested. Sure, we sometimes skip ahead a few pages to find his favorite pictures, but that's to be expected. I'm just impressed that he stays engaged with as much of it as he does. Kudos to Matthew Paul Turner!
- My only complaint about this book is how repetitive it is. Some parts seem almost word for word identical. I guess that's the style though. A few of the rhymes seem awkward to read aloud too, but that's not a huge deal for me.
- All in all, this is a great book that families will enjoy reading again and again. It has a wonderful message and great illustrations. This would be a great gift--baby showers, birthdays, Christmas, you name it!