God Is with Me Through the Day

God Is with Me Through the Day

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by Julie Cantrell
     
 

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For a child, so many things can happen in one day. Sometimes the world outside is a scary place. There is so much to be discovered and understood and at times the adventure is simply overwhelming.

This story reminds kids that God is always present. He is a protector who never stops caring for all children each day through. With comforting pictures of lovable

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For a child, so many things can happen in one day. Sometimes the world outside is a scary place. There is so much to be discovered and understood and at times the adventure is simply overwhelming.

This story reminds kids that God is always present. He is a protector who never stops caring for all children each day through. With comforting pictures of lovable critters that seem to have similar feelings and an engaging message, children will be assured that God is always near.

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Kirkus Reviews
This gently worded story seeks to introduce children to the concept that God is always present for those who have faith. The simple text is written in first person with just one sentence per page set in a large, cheerful typeface in varying colors. Though the words convey a cohesive story about feeling alone, facing fears and finding a brave attitude, the choice of photographic illustrations of different animals does not serve it well. Since there are various creatures on succeeding pages, there is no clear narrative voice to connect with the text, with some animals corresponding to the narrator and others seemingly to God. In addition, several of the photographs are confusing in relation to the relevant text; for example, an orca illustrates a reference to Jonah and the whale-given that it is much smaller than the scriptural whale, which is it meant to represent? The story, such as it is, would have been more effective had it been illustrated with a child as the narrator. To be published with its companion, God Is with Me through the Night (9780310715634). (Picture book/religion. 35)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310715627
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Julie Cantrell is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free, the 2013 Christy Award winning Book of the Year and recipient of the Mississippi Library Association’s Fiction Award. Cantrell has served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship. Her second novel, When Mountains Move, won the 2014 Carol Award for Historical Fiction and, like her debut, was selected for several Top Reads lists. Visit her online at juliecantrell.wordpress.com, Facebook: juliecantrellauthor, and Twitter: @Julie Cantrell.

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