Friday, December 10, 2010

Good Morning, God - A Review

Product: Good Morning, God

Created by: Author, Davis Carman
Illustrator, Alice Ratterree

Price: $14.00

Age Range: 1 to 8 years old

To Purchase: Book
Corresponding Coloring Book ($4.00)

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Brief Intro:
Good Morning, God is a story about a four-year-old boy as he goes through a week with his family. This book is designed for children age one to eight years old. Ideally, this book will help your child fall in love with our heavenly Father by thinking about Him from sunrise to sunset. The hope is that this book will introduce children to the simple and wonderful ways we can worship God daily and inspire them to enjoy the Lord with their entire being all through the day. The prayers for each day are meant to encourage your child to consider his or her relationship with Jesus and respond with childlike faith. - from the website

In-Depth Look:

Apologia Press sent us a cute little book titled, Good Morning, God. This is a sweet little story about a 4-year old boy and his relationship with his family and God. It follows him through 8 days, Sunday to Sunday. Each day follows a predictability that young children love. In the morning, the young fellow wakes with lots of energy and says a prayer to God. During the day, he enjoys a fun activity and his parents teach him a lesson. The lesson isn't mentioned, only implied by the picture. At night, the boy says a simple prayer that gives us thoughts to ponder, and then says good night to the day and to God.

The lessons he needs to learn will give you cause to chuckle. And your younger children will be able to relate.

The prayers, though short and sweet, will be very important reminders for your young child, as he learns more about his loving Savior.
- Jesus dying for our sins.
- Asking Jesus for forgiveness.
- Thanking God for being the giver of life.
- And more

The pictures are precious, showing a loving family interacting and spending precious time together. Half the pages are full-color and half are simple black-and-white sketches. A nice combination that you don't usually see.

As a bonus, the back of the book includes a list of activities for each day.
- A drawing or other suggested activity
- A Bible reading
- And some questions to ponder.

As to be expected based on the age recommendation, my 12-year old was not very interested in the book. Although she did think the pictures were nice.

My 8-year old liked it very much. She was able to read it aloud to us without any assistance. And she asked if the book could be hers. :)

This is a very cute book. As a bonus, you can purchase a coloring book to go along with the book for only $4 each. Get one for each child, who still enjoys coloring. They can color the related pictures while you or an older sibling read the book aloud.

This book would make a wonderful Christmas gift.

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Disclaimer: I received Good Morning, God free of charge, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.

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