You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card authors are:
and the book:
David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dan and Ali Morrow are parents of two wonderful daughters. When they’re not writing children’s books, they like to go on adventures around their Colorado home. They are the authors of That’s Where God Is (2010), their first children’s release.
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Cory Godbey illustrates, animates, and writes for Portland Studios, a creative firm dedicated to telling great stories and pursuing excellence in art.
He has contributed to projects such as Zune Arts, Flight graphic novel anthologies, and has worked with many major publishers.
Recently, Cory was accepted in the acclaimed Society of Illustrators Annual.
Cory seeks to tell stories with his work.
He also likes drawing monsters.
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SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Targeted to children four to eight, That’s When I Talk to God mirrors the day of the typical child, creating an opportunity for readers to put the practices in the story to use in their own lives. Through beautiful illustrations and an engaging, familiar character, readers can relate to That’s When I Talk to God. Children will learn to go to God with their fears, their joys, their questions, and their desires. They will also learn the hows, whens, and whys of praying to the Lord in a way they can easily apply to their own experiences. And adults will be reminded to communicate the benefit, simplicity, and beauty of prayer.
List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)
AND NOW...THE FIRST FEW PAGES (Click on the pictures to enlarge them!):
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:
Bedtime prayers and mealtime prayers are quite common in Christian families. However, God wants us to pray continually/unceasingly. In this book, a girl learns from her mom that she can talk to God anytime, anywhere, and about anything. Throughout the day, she sees opportunities to talk to Him: when she wants to express her love for Him, when she is thankful, when she is sorry, when she wants Him to help others, when she needs Him to help her, when she meets people who don't believe in Him, and when she sins, repents, and needs to ask for forgiveness. Finally, she also learns that God talks to her...to us through His Word, other people, and our conscience. With simplistic but expressive illustrations, this book is a sweet book that encourages an open line of communication between children and God.