Monday, August 30, 2010

Book Review – One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado

I just got this book in the mail today, and couldn’t wait to read it to my kiddos.

One Hand Two Hands This is the latest children’s story from author Max Lucado, who has written many many books for adults and children.

The story starts by telling some things that our hands normally do, like “clap ‘em, snap ‘em, wave ‘em in the air”. It then tells some things that we can choose to do because we have hands, like “Wash dishes with mommy. Put toys in the box.” It ends with a sweet and short prayer thanking God for our hands and asking Him to use them again. It also includes a list of things that kids can do to have helping hands, kind hands, and loving hands.

The illustrations are wonderful; full of life and color. The book flows well, especially for my 1 and 3 year olds. I enjoyed the typesetting as well, with key words bolded and in a different color. I think it would be good for children up to 5, and then for children to read to another. I liked that the message of using our hands for helping wasn’t preachy or overdone, as is easy to do with kids’ books.

I give this book 5 stars! Fun story, great illustrations, good message, not too long or short.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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