“You Are” – Children’s Book

My granddaughter is 9 months old now. We’ve already read many, many books together.

The latest book I want to show her is “You Are: Speaking God’s Word Over Your Children” by Emily Assell.

Precious child, you are

On the outside, it’s a sturdy board book with pages that lay flat (always a bonus!). The illustrations by Lauren Copple of animals in nature are beautifully simple with a touch of whimsy.

But the inside content is also special. Each page has a one-line message to a child about their worth, with a Bible verse printed underneath.

While I think the words themselves may be too complex for a little one to understand (they are abstract and dense, “Courageous one, you are an overcomer“), the reader can rephrase the messages using age-appropriate words.

I’ve packed this book in my suitcase for my next visit to my grandbaby’s house. She won’t understand the words at this age, but as we sit together and look at the pictures and talk, I hope she experiences the security of being loved.

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Do you have a favorite children’s book that you like to read to a child again and again? Please share in the comments.

My thanks to Tyndale House Publishers
for the review copy of this book


3 thoughts on ““You Are” – Children’s Book

  1. Trudy

    I love that you read to your granddaughter, Lisa. 🙂 Yes, this does sound like a difficult book for her age, but I can see you using different words to suit her age. 🙂 My children and then grandchildren had two favorites, probably because they were interactive. 🙂 Where’s Spot by Eric Hill and Hide and Seek, one I can no longer find. I’ve had to glue or tape the flaps often as it went through many little hands. 🙂 But they’re still usable. 🙂 Love and hugs to you!

  2. floyd samons

    That child is gonna be a reader! It’s so interesting to see how God uses us in the lives of our offspring.

    Like you, I’ve already read scads of those thick paged books to my grandsons. It’s the only time they’ll sit still!

    I can’t recall the name of the book, but the character was PJ Funny Bunny. Read that one a million times…

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