Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Would you...Read me to Sleep? by George E. Edenfield

"This is one of those books that really gets a parent right in the heart. "
My first impression: First of all, look at the cover, adorable. My favorite thing to do with my kids are read to them. My 3 boys and I share a story every night at bedtime. Then, my 13 year old daughter and I read together. The pictures in this book are beautiful illustrations of oil paintings by Alyson Harris. They flatter the storyline very well. Each picture contains a Golden Key, so this makes the book more interactive to children(who am I kidding? I loved looking for the keys too).

What is it all about: Well, I can't tell you everything; it would ruin the story. But I will tell you it is about a father and his daughter and how they shared story time with a special Bible story book every night. The girl learns about a Great Treasure and the Seven Golden Keys. Time progresses, the daughter grows up and the father grows older. The book ends with another reading of the story book, but with a twist.

 What did I think: As a parent who constantly reads to her children, I loved it. I even choked up a little(what can I say? I'm a mother). Not only did it tell a wonderful story to children, but it  spoke to parents as well. Cherish these times with your children; what better way to share Christ with children, but through stories. It is time well spent!
I was confused about the golden keys though, the book never states what they are. I assumed they are the 7 Bible stories mentioned, but I didn't feel that was clear. Maybe I am just dense, but all in all it did not affect the overall message and effect of the book.

Recommendation: This is perfect for children of any age, parents, grandparents, or gift for new parents.

*The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of the book through Bookcrash in exchange for my honest review.

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