Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jesus and the Children by Andrew McDonough - A Review by jubilee

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:

Andrew McDonough
and the book:
Zondervan (January 15, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Andrew is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the Lost Sheep series. Way back in 1989 as a young Bible college student, Andrew was asked to give the dreaded “children’s talk” at a large church. Andrew possessed one talent: he could draw sheep. He bought some overhead projector sheets and drew up the story of Cecil and the Lost Sheep. T he congregation loved it, so Andrew continued to draw stories to use with kids and adults. Other students, pastors, and teachers started borrowing the stories.



Product Details:

List Price: $4.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (January 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031071947X
ISBN-13: 978-0310719472

Press the browse button to view the first chapter:



My Take:

I could hardly wait to read this book to my kids.  I had gotten Saturday's mail just before leaving for church and we all were looking forward to reading it.  The kids in my Sunday School class loved it.  They were already familiar with the story of Jesus telling the disciples to let the children come unto him but Mr. McDonough and his illustrations made it more appealing than what I was  expecting.  He drew the disciples in modern clothes and even had a kid on a skateboard approaching Jesus.

The illustrations were silly, colorful and fun.  I think we've read the book 20 or 30 times in just the couple of weeks that we've had it.  That is considered quite the hit in the Jubilant household.  I am eager to find out what other stories Andrew McDonough has in store for us.



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