Monday, February 27, 2017

Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

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Really Woolly Easter Blessings
by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

ISBN-13: 9780718092566
Boardbook: 40 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

Source: Review copy from the publisher through BookLook.

Book Description, Modified from BookLook:
Winter’s nap is over, and new life is all around! Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. And the Really Woolly characters are discovering God’s goodness all around them. Curl up with your little one, and join the fun while learning about the hope of Easter and springtime!

Adorable rhymes, sweet Bible verses, and prayer starters will make reading time a special moment for you and your child—to connect with each other.

My Review:
Really Woolly Easter Blessings is a Christian children's board book (apparently for ages 2-5 years old; I would have guessed a little older). Rather than a story, this book contains a series of rhymes. Each double-spread page contains a simple Bible verse, a fun rhyme based on that verse, and a very short prayer thanking God for that topic. The topics cover God's love and care for us (including what Jesus did for us on the cross) as well as new life and spring.

Due to the spring theme, the illustrations show the animal characters among lush, green grass and many flowers. I'm going to be reading this to a young one growing up in a city in the desert, so I'm not sure how well she'll be able to relate to the illustrations. However, I do feel that the author did an excellent job of making topics like God's forgiveness understandable to young children. Overall, I'd recommend this meaningful, enjoyable book of rhymes.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

"The LORD will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the ground" - Hosea 6:3

Grass of green and skies of blue,
Birds softly chirp their songs for you.
Tulips lift their sleepy heads
In yellows, purples, pinks, and reds.

We watch the seasons come and go,
But this, dear child, be sure to know:
The Lord is with you every day--
His perfect love is here to stay!

Dear God, I'm so glad Your love for me never changes or goes away.

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