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.
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
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