After almost 2 months waiting eagerly for it and almost gave up, it finally arrived! Requested this book via Booksneeze's reviewer programme on the 18 August 2010 and this is my first book from Booksneeze and also first time reading Max Lucado's wonderful creation.
ONE HAND, TWO HANDS
Written By : Max Lucado
Illustrated By: Gaby Hansen
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
What Do I Think About The...
I love the storyline as it is about teaching children how God bless us with our hands and we can do so many wonderful things with it. From doing simple things for themselves to helping others in tiny ways. It also reminds the adults to be thankful too. T
he prayer at the of the book is also very heartwarming. Written in rhyming text, it is even easier and makes it more fun to read it to a 17 month old toddler. My favourite page is when Max wrote "Wipe tears. Give a gift. Write Grandma a letter. With hands and a hug, we make people feel better". It touches my heart deeply.
Very sweet looking but the jacketed cover was a little flimsy so I had to remove it before Isabelle could get her hands on it and start tearing or chewing it away.
Perhaps a thicker material would be great for younger kids as some of them enjoy turning the pages over and over again. And with a thicker material, we can read it to even younger little ones.
Isabelle likes the characters especially the kitten and they reappear in most of the pages. That attracts her. I also love it that Isabelle can relate to most of the practical daily chores projected in the book : combing, holding a cup, buttoning shirts. Brilliant! Lovely pictures and soft colors. But the soft colors doesn't really appeal to little ones. Maybe pictures in sharper and bolder colors would do more magic.
I know this is a wonderful book that I can keep reading to Isabelle for another few years down the road and will grow together with us. Looking forward to more such awesome books in the near future and definitely will recommend this book to friends!
Book was carefully packed and arrived in a big box
My favourite page
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