Jesus Helps Me is the latest from Graham Blanchard Publishing out today and I have really been enjoying reading it with my youngest child Jax who is two. It is a nice board book with smooth corners and edges that fit just right in his little toddler hands!
This book has actual pictures of animals in it and I wasn’t sure how he would respond to something that wasn’t drawn or cartoonish. To my surprise he was much more excited about these photos then any illustration in books we’ve read! Every picture he would ask “what is that?” and then I would tell him the name of the animal. In fact he was so into the pictures we had to go through and just look at them all several times before I could attempt reading the actual words to him!
The back of the book includes tips on how to read with your child and for toddler it says “Feed your toddler’s growing curiosity by taking about the pictures – read the captions, name the colors, imitate the sounds.” It looks like he’s doing exactly what is expected of him at this age!
We were able to eventually read the book together but he would still get impatient to turn the page to the next picture. Each picture has a Bible verse that goes with it and then a paragraph that goes a little deeper. I decided for now to just read the verse because that’s about how long his attention span is! As it gets longer I will start to read more of the pages. That’s what’s nice about these books that grow with your child. They are designed so that more than one age can enjoy them.
I really like the way the Bible verse is connected to the animal and then related back to us as people. It’s a great way to tie it all in and make it register in little minds.
Jesus Helps Me is probably my favorite book so far from Grant since Jax has deemed it his!
About the Book
woosh! Splash! Cheer! An array of fascinating birds introduce children to a deeper understanding of Jesus’ words in John 12:44-47 and his call for all to believe in him. This newest book in the beloved Knowing My God series offers an updated look, expanded content, and dazzling full-page photos.
This is a Learn book, which offers four levels of exploration: a quoted Bible passage, beautiful real-world photographs, supportive captions to relate the passage meaning to a child’s life, and thinking questions to personalize the experience. A parent guide gives tips for involving a baby, toddler, and child.
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