Sunday, January 22, 2017

Good Good Father for Little Ones by Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett

book cover
Good Good Father for Little Ones
by Chris Tomlin &
Pat Barrett

ISBN-13: 9780718086978
Board Book: 24 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

Source: Review copy from the publisher through BookLook.

Book Description, Modified from BookLook:
With sweet, rhyming text, Good Good Father for Little Ones explores many of the attributes that make God such a good, good Father: like a warrior, He protects you; like a teacher, He helps you learn and grow; like a king, he rules with your very best in mind; like a farmer, He grows the yummy food you need; like a musician, He loves to see you dance and giggle. Most of all, a good, good Father loves you!

Illustrated with stunning art by Lorna Hussey and penned by Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett.

My Review:
Good Good Father for Little Ones is a children's board book. I thought it was supposed to be about God, but there isn't a single mention of God in the text. The book started by asking "What is a good, good father like?" and then describes this father. But unless you know that the lion with the crown is meant to be God, it sounds like a list of things that a good human father will do.

Perhaps if the text had said, "God is a good, good father," I would have liked the book. The illustrations and rhyming text are simple, but nice. The book did describe some things about God--he protects you, teaches you, grows food, loves to see you dance and giggle, listens to you, forgives you, etc. A few are a little obscure, like "gives you medicine and fixes boo-boos," which a real dad might do, but not how I'd described God. And even a human father won't do all these things (like garden) which may be confusing for children. Since the book isn't clearly about God and could be confusing, I was disappointed.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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