Sunday, March 25, 2018

Review: A Very Happy Easter Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen Illustrated by Natalia Moore

by Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by Natalia Moore
Thomas Nelson
Board Book
24 pages 
ages 2 and up

Snuggle up close with your little ones to see why the Easter season is such a very happy time.

The weather is warming, flowers are blooming, and cuddly critters are leaving their nests. Join the adorable woodland animals as they thank God for all the blessings of Easter.


With Easter and the Spring season, there are many things to give God thanks for, and this cute little picture book brings these to light it a bright and cheery way.

The cover shines with a glittery effect over a happy, Spring scene and sets the mood for the pages which follow. The pages are fairly sturdy, making it easy for smaller hands to flip through. Each page depicts a different Spring scene from playing in rain puddles to birds building nests to frogs hopping in a pond. Each two-page spread is accompanied by a four line poem, which starts out with 'Thank You, God,. . .' and continues with a smooth rhyme in a prayer of joyful thanks. The various situations are ones young listeners will recognize and smile at.

The illustrations are bright, have an artistic flair and radiate warm, sunny feelings. The characters are inviting and always smiling as they actively enjoy the moment. The illustrations fit the rhymed verses, making it simple for young listeners to usually realize what is happening. . .even if they flip through the pages on their own. It inspires joy and play the whole way through.

This is a religious book and that stands at the forefront. Each page is a thank you prayer. The message of Easter is mentioned but mixes in with the more familiar moments of modern day life, making this, in many ways, more of a thank-you prayer for Spring. It's cute, sweet and carries tons of warmth young listeners are sure to enjoy.

I received a complimentary copy through Booklook Bloggers.

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