A wonderful way to introduce and help teach Psalm 23 to your children, this book is helpful for both children (and adults!) as a reminder of God's constant presence with us. Featuring vivid color illustrations paired with the text of Psalm 23, this picture book encourages kids to look at the pages and read along.
The words of Psalm Twenty-Three have long comforted and reassured people of all ages. This imaginative, new presentation of the psalm pairs the timeless words with vibrant, contemporary illustrations that reinforce and aid our understanding of the psalm's powerful message. This unique reminder of God's constant presence with us makes a thoughtful and inspiring book for both children and adults.
Gr 2 Up-The memorable words of Psalm 23 have comforted many people in times of
need. Here, this reassuring prayer is accompanied by collages composed of
swirls of color and small figures of various ethnic groups. Beginning with
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want," each spread contains another
succeeding line surrounded by eclectic, kaleidoscopic artwork intended to
mirror the emotions evoked by the words. The artist's interpretation of the
psalm is interesting and unusual. Created for a broad range of readers, this
rendition of the Old Testament passage will most likely appeal to older
audiences. Younger children may relate more easily to Psalm Twenty-Three
(Eerdmans, 1997), illustrated by Tim Ladwig. However, Wilson's version will
serve as a supplemental purchase for most collections.-Linda L. Walkins, Mount
Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
The inventive Anne Wilson (The Owl and the Pussycat, reviewed in Children's
Forecasts, Mar. 10) brings her exuberant mixed-media collages to the
Twenty-third Psalm in The Lord Is My Shepherd. Childlike in their direct and
immediate appeal, the illustrations reflect sophisticated printmaking
techniques. Tiny, multi-ethnic figures journey against abstract backgrounds
harmoniously composed of vividly patterned shapes and swirls, capturing-and
transmitting-a sense of the psalmist's unalloyed joy. Copyright 2003 Reed