by Sally Lloyd-Jones
"From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love."
This was the first time I read a book by the author, Sally Lloyd-Jones, but it will not be my last. We received this book a couple of weeks ago to review and both of my girls as well I fell in love with the story, which is a retelling of Psalm 23 for little ones to understand. Now that my girls are getting older and asking more questions about God, the Bible and their faith, I am always on the lookout for books like this that I can share with them and that will help them understand their faith and God more.
With only a a few sentences per, kids are kept engaged, while also enjoying the beautiful illustrations from Jago. The girls were asked to memorize Psalm 23, but never understood what it was. But, with the help of this retelling in a more simpler way and will pictures, they were able to understand it better. My youngest after hearing me share this story, said, "Oh, so we are one of God's sheep" and that the Shepherd looks over all the sheep and protects then from hard. She was all happy she finally understood what Psalm 23 meant, and couldn't wait to share it with her Sunday School class. So, last week she brought this book in and her teacher shared it with the class. The teacher told me after the class that it was like a light bulb going on in the heads of much of the children after she read the story to them about what Psalm 23 was about. She was so happy we brought this book to share, and I am happy that I am now in the know about the wonderful author and illustrator. Will definitely be keeping an eye out for Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago, and pick up more of their faith-based books for my girls.
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About the Author and Illustrator:
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at http://www.sallylloyd-jones.com.Jago is an accomplished illustrator with several prestigious awards to his credit, including a Macmillian "Highly Commended" Award for Children’s Illustration in 2003, an AOI Silver Award in 2004, and the National Literacy Association Wow! Award. Jago lives in Cornwall, England, with his wife and daughter.
Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.