I just sat down to read Max Lucado’s Just in Case You Ever Wonder to my 3 youngest children, aged 7, 5, and 2. When I finished, my 7 year-old commented, “That is a very special book.”
Indeed, it is! I think the impact of the words would have been greater if it had not been for the fact that it was the first time I had ever read a Kindle book on my phone to my children and they kept wanting to turn the pages, but I think I’ll be reading the book over and over to them.
The simple language, the pictures with lots of detail to see, and the frequent assurance of the parent’s lasting love will make this a favorite with young children. My 2 year-old didn’t like the picture that went along with telling the child to come to the parent when she sees monsters in the shadows, but we can flip quickly past that page.
My only complaint is that, when telling the child about Heaven, the book did not mention the fact that the way to Heaven is only through Jesus. Instead, reading the book could give the child the idea that he or she will automatically go to Heaven. Perhaps Max Lucado did not think that the book could properly address that, but I would have liked to see some mention of it.
Overall, though, I would agree with my daughter – Just in Case You Ever Wonder is a special book!
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