In my opinion, this book presents a racist message to young children. I sat down to read to my great grandchildren (4 and 2) at nap time. It started off being a very pleasant comparison presentation. Then I came to the comment comparison of "you can be dark or you can be light"...."you can be shades of day or the night". There were illustrations of children with varying complexions as well as children painting other children. What am I to assume from this? I did not want to present this to the impressionable young minds of my great grand babies. Does light and day represent white skin and dark and night represent other than white skin. Please explain.
If youre a fan of the Little Blessings books, youre sure to want to add God Loves You to your collection. Written in rhyme, like the other books in the series, the text makes it clear that no matter what you look like, feel like or act like, God still loves you.Heres a sample of the text:You can be shortor you can be tall.You can be bigor you can be small.Your size and your shapedont matter at all.God loves you just as you are.The illustrations are similar to those in other books in the series: cute, colorful and child-like. The pictures fill double-paged spreads with corresponding borders on one page. For instance, a picture of two children playing in a sandbox has a border with a sand-like print, while a page with a boy and his pets has a border with paw prints on it.What I Like: Everything. This is truly another delightful, child-friendly book with catchy rhymes and colorful illustrations. Its size, and the fact that its a board book, makes it ideal for little hands. And its message, that God loves you, no matter what, makes it ideal for anyone.Christian Children's Book Review
Excellent book for faith formation in young children. If you have ever been put on the spot by a young child asking questions about God and struggled to explain things many adults don't understand then you will greatly appreciate Kathy Bostrom's thoughtful work packaged so a child can understand it.