Book: I Believe in Jesus Too by Mark S. Nielsen
Genre: Picture Book, Religious
Rating: ★★★☆ ☆
For: Blog Tour
From: The author
So here I am, stepping out of my comfortable box for a moment to review a sort of book I've never reviewed here on the blog before! That's what happens when you get a nice, personable, email request from the author to participate in a blog tour!
This is a picture book filled with beautiful illustration about kids from all over the world. There's Katri in Finland, Ming in Taiwan, Dimitri in Russia, and many others. This book is a sweet reminder to kids everywhere that other children who live in places different from them, are actually just like them, despite the fact that their life experiences and cultures are different.
Even though the book is aimed to kids that are members of the LDS faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) I feel like children from all sorts of religions will relate because not only does it point out the different (yet same) ways the children worship all over the world, it also points out things like their different languages, their different food, their different geographical situations, their different modes of transportation and so on. Any child will learn about how kids live.... all over the world.
And as I said above, the pictures (illustrated by Craig Stapley) are beautiful! I very much enjoyed them, and it made me realize how I've missed reading and experiencing good picture books around here! Ah, to have little kids again. Maybe some day soon? Wait, not so sure I'm QUITE ready for that next phase of life yet! :)
Bottom line: I liked this one a lot.
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