My family and I love to collect storybooks. We use these books for bedtime stories and they last a long time. This book is different than other storybooks we have read, as this one focuses solely on attributes of HaShem. Additionally, this book is not a storybook, despite what my expectations were. There are Bible verses, which focus primarily on a Christian theology, questions to ask readers, and a short poetic stanza regarding the theme, such as “pray every day.” The artwork is simple and family-friendly, focusing on lambs.
The book includes a bookmark built into the spine, which most storybooks we read simply lack (and should have!). I believe that most Christian families would enjoy this work and use it for simple themes or conversations, but it is clearly not a storybook, and while it could be beneficial for spiritual moments and biblical education with my children, it lacks what we require from it to be part of our bedtime routine.
Overall, this is a quality book, and the cover is padded to be softer, which seems to be a marketing decision more than a safety decision (given that the corners are still stiff and strong, which could injure much younger children). This book does live up to its title, however, keeping each day’s reading and interaction at a concise five minutes.
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