JESUS LOVES ME! by Tim Warnes

JESUS LOVES ME!

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Age Range: 1 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

The words to this traditional children’s hymn serve as the text for a pleasant interpretation focusing on a family of three bears: a father, mother and child. The storyline begins with the father bear reading a children’s Bible with the little bear and continues throughout the family’s day as they garden, fish, bake and decorate Easter eggs. On several spreads the bears are shown hiking and singing the words of the song together, indicated by speech balloons. The general theme of love and caring for others is always apparent even on those pages where the words of the song aren’t directly related to the bears’ activities. Warnes provides engaging illustrations of the smiling bear family, with expressive faces and charming details such as a fiddle and a fishing hat for the father and a stuffed bunny for the child instead of a teddy bear. This reassuring version of a beloved Sunday-School standard provides an introductory context to the song for very young children, who will enjoy the cozy world of this anthropomorphic bear family. Music and guitar chords are included. (Picture book. 1-5)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-4169-0065-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2006




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