Children’s Book Review: June Releases of The Good Book Company

This month we celebrated Mother’s Day and on our new releases review The Good Book Company presents two unique mothers kids should know and imitate. Both exemplify the love and compassion of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Get them this June.

Amy Carmichael: The Brown-Eyed Girl Who Learned to Pray (Hunter Beless and Héloïse Mab) – The first mother in the list is Amy Carmichael and this biography book for kids gives a good story and beautiful illustrations. I like how Beless grounds Carmichael as a typical little girl that readers can relate to. Mostly we put modern heroes of the faith on the pedestal, but not here. I already read about her story and everything I know so far is presented here. It’s great to know a book of her story that can be accessible for kids.

Art wise, Héloïse Mab gives a vintage touch that compliments the time of this story. I like how she draws the characters especially their faces. Her portrait of Carmichael is nice to look at.

My verdict: 5 out of 5

The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song: Coloring and Activity Book (Bob Hartman and Catalina Echeverri) – Whoa! I love how Hartman tells the story of Paul and Silas in prison. He employs the words sound, voices and sings throughout the narrative to make emphasis on certain points. It gives that fresh take on a familiar and serious story. I like how he asks the readers with questions to catch their attention.

As always Catalina Echeverri’s black and white, sketch-like artworks are superb here. If you like her colored illustrations, definitely a delight to see this “sketch variant” of the book.

This book is packed with activities such as word search, maze, spot the difference and more that will keep you little ones busy while appreciating the story of Paul and Silas.

My verdict: 5 out of 5

His Grace Is Enough Board Book (Melissa Kruger and Isobel Lundie)

A rhyming book that tells the grace of God. The rhymes are good and not cringy and you can feel the soft gentle whisper of Melissa Kruger’s voice on the story. Kruger’s gentle words are clear and assuring.

Isobel Lundie renders her talent here in this book. The artwork feels like this book should be a comicbook. Aside from her character designs the backgrounds and other minor details are so good.

My verdict: 5 out of 5

Maria Fearing: The Girl Who Dreamed of Distant Lands (K.A. Ellis and Isabel Muñoz) – The last mother I want to introduce to you is Maria Fearing. I’m not familiar with her and her story but I assumed she is a slave. I wasn’t wrong with that but Ellis won’t give those details so easily. She didn’t dump all the facts about Fearing instead all throughout the story she drops bits and pieces of which is a thumbs up for me. We get to know bits of her especially her early life incorporated in various places of story.

Isabel Muñoz art shines through this book by providing an array of what she can offer. She makes use of different elements to convey the story that is not a generic or monotonous art.

My verdict: 5 out of 5

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