I love picture books. Their stories are often sweet and fun. They encapsulate the innocence of childhood and the sweetest moments spent reading with my children. This book arrived today and I had been looking forward to reading it with the girls and Eli. It was different than I expected, but still sweet. The pictures are full of fun and the daily moments in the life of a preschooler. The story is of a little girl, a dog, and a bear doing all the things that we use our hands for through the day. The story begins with how we use our hands to take care of ourselves and then progresses to how we use our hands to care for others. At the end of the book, there are two pages that summarize the things our hands are used for--to help, to love others, etc.
The story is perfect for 2-4 year olds. In my mind, I picture a little girl curled up with her grandma or mom or dad reading this story together. I'm sure it would be great for a little boy too, but since the main character is a girl, my mind jumps to my girls first.
Max Lucado's other childrens story books about Hermie and Punchinello are for older kids. It's fun to have one by him now for younger ones! This would be a very sweet book to give as a gift.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Thomas Nelson Publishing.