When the email came asking if I wanted to review Hugs & Kisses, God I thought it looked like a good book to read during the Valentine season when we're talking are reading about love. Turns out, I was right.
The book is a quick read and the flaps are very simple for little hands to open. Odd numbered pages fold over, creating one large flap that you lift to reveal different ways children can express their love to God.
The author uses rhyming text to teach children various ways they can express their love to God, as well as ways God expresses his love to us through creation. The book is intended for young children, maybe ages 2-5.
I like that Hugs & Kisses, God teaches children that they can talk to God about anything and everything and to find him throughout their day.
For example, on one page we read:
"Daddy walks me to my day school. On the way, we get a thrill. 'Hugs and kisses, God,' I whisper, 'for those daisies on the hill."
What a sweet way to remind us that God created the daises and that we should enjoy them.
I read this book aloud with my children and their response was favorable. I think my too big guys are too old but my girlie (5 yrs.) liked the verses and illustrations. My 3 year old son liked lifting the flaps.
Here's the best part! Zonderkids has kindly offered an additional copy to give to one Stephanie's Mommy Brain reader!
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