Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: Just in Case You Ever Wonder

A review by Hannah

Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado is a beautifully illustrated, creative book that tells children how special they are to their parents and to God. It tells children that God created them like no one else, which makes them specialan important lesson in today’s culture. As the child in the story grows, the parents promise to always love them and be there for them.

The book provides parents with the opportunity to express love and protection to their children. The words are simple and reassuring. The illustrations are done in comforting, muted colors with expressive people and fill the entire page spread.

My only concern was the ending discussion on heaven. The parent tells the child that “God wants me to make sure you know about heaven,” but does not explain how to get there or who goes to heaven. Without explanation from the reader, it could sound like a universal promise to all children. Still, the book is worth reading with some guidance because of the positive message paired with quality illustrations.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze book review program. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are mine.

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