There are two new books put out by ZonderKidz by Julie Cantrell entitled “God is with Me through the Night” and “God is with Me through the Day.” I can’t tell you what a breath of fresh air it was to flip through the pages of these books and see that the pictures, style and text all fit well together. Each page has a large picture of a baby animal with a simple sentence. Each book highlights fears young children might have of the dark or during the day when separated from mom or dad because of school or day care. They then reassure children that God is always there and that mom and dad will always return.
These books would be perfect for very young children up through 5 or 6 years old. The pictures are cute and captivating, and the words are very simple. These books could very well be used to help early readers practice their reading skills, too. Kudos to Julie for sharing these books that were initially meant for her children. Kudos to ZonderKidz for recognizing great material for kids’ picture books. I highly recommend these books. You can order them through your local bookstore or online at retailers like Amazon.
Thanks to ZonderKidz, I have a set of these two books to give away to a lucky reader of Elemental Children’s Ministry. Leave a comment below about a fear you had as a child, and I will randomly choose one commenter to get the books. Comments will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 23.
Also, be sure to check out Julie Cantrell’s blog at http://juliecantrell.wordpress.com for a variety of activities that you can do with the children in your family or classroom.