By: Allia Zobel Nolan
Genre: Christian Children’s Book
Reviewed by: Bonita L. Ledzius
Reviewed on: April 23, 2012
Publisher: Zonderkidz/Zondervans Publishing
Publication date: 2011
Thanking God can happen anytime, anywhere, and by yourself or with other people. The children in “Hugs and Kisses” remind us that we should always be thankful, and that there are many ways to show our thankfulness to God. From kneeling at our bedside to showing kindness to others, we can be a vessel of praise daily to our Heavenly Father. Through the poetry and pictures every child who reads, or is read “Hugs and Kisses, God” will be given a treasure that will help them face their future with much more joy…a heart of gratefulness and praise.
The simplicity of the poetic message that Allia Zobel Nobel wrote for this book is wonderful, and will be simple for the beginning reader, and for the baby and toddler listening to understand. The artwork of Miki Sakamoto is cute and colorful, and will hold the child’s attention easily. The message is important and expressed in a way that any child would understand, and remember. It encourages thankfulness in the family and with the family, and I believe it will truly become a family bedtime classic for children.
“Hugs and Kisses, God…From Kids Around the World” is a wonderful book, and a amazing reminder of all the blessings God daily gives us and that we should be thankful for them. The “Lift-the-flap” style of the book will keep your child entertained, and adds a wonderful surprise extension of the picture and message of each page. This book should open communication between you and your child on what they are thankful for, or for you to point out things that your child and your family should be thankful for. I’m thankful to God for giving Allia Zobel Nolan the talent and idea to create this book for our children.
Rating: G…Perfect for any child, or person, any age.
Copy provided by: Author…Thank you very much!
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