Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Book Review - God's Great Plan


Written by Melissa Cutrera
Illustrated by Matthew Sample II








With engaging words of rhythm and rhyme we are drawn into the grand story of all time.
With pictures galore it is not a bore and once at the end you must read it some more.
The previous sentences are my attempt to characterize the content and character of this book.  Without any negative connotation, this book is “a superb elevator speech”, telling in a well-chosen sequence, the story of creation, fall and redemption with theological completeness in 27 rhythmic two line verses.  Because it is short, it is a great bedtime read, but as with any book, the parents should assess if the sadder elements of the story make another time of day a better time to read.
I found the book appropriate for a wide range of young readers. I liked the illustrations. They provide plenty of opportunity to interact with 2-3 year olds while reading. Even though the vocabulary may be unfamiliar to them, the pictures, along with the rhythm of the words will keep them interested.  The vocabulary is suitable for preschool and young elementary.  This book will remain in my collection for reading to my many grandchildren. It is a 5 star review.

I received this book for free from Shepherd Press via Cross Focused Reviews for this review. I was not required to write a positive review.