Friday, June 12, 2015

Book Review: Let's Learn about The Lord's Prayer by Catherine DeVries

The book Let's Learn about The Lord's Prayer by Catherine DeVries is a wonderful children's book about the Lord's prayer. The book takes you through a playdate with Emma. The story starts in Emma's room but then goes to the kitchen for lunch. Emma then explains the Lord's prayer line by line and explains each line in a way a child can understand. My children really loved this book.

The book is very colorful and appealing to children and adults alike. My children asked me several times to read the book to them as I was writing this review. My kid's favorite part is the page where it says "Some friends of Jesus wrote down this prayer in the Bible. And do you know what? This prayer has been told to other people ever since-- from grandpas and grandmas, to moms and dads, to kids everywhere so that everyone can know about it. It's very important!" Every time we get to that page my kids say "My mom and dad???" The wording is perfect to keep the young reader's attention through the whole book. I know my kids got drawn into the story and enjoyed this book greatly. The only thing I can complain about this book is that there was no sandwich for the reader. Maybe Emma could say "Here is your plate." or "Come sit next to me." But I will use my imagination to pretend the reader's plate is on the part of the table that is not in the picture and enjoy the story. I certainly would not keep from buying the book because of a drawing. I got the honor of reviewing a digital copy of this book, but I'm thinking about buying a hard copy for our home library. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn the Lord's Prayer or teaching prayers to children. My children loved this book. I am excited to read other titles in the HeartSmart Series by Catherine DeVries.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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