I’m a big fan of the Lord’s Prayer and think it’s certainly something every child should learn as they are growing up. Sometimes, it’s great for parents to have a natural and fun way to introduce something like the Lord’s Prayer and when I spotted Catherine DeVries new book, I thought it could be a perfect solution.
The book itself is very sturdy (board book) and the pictures are bright and fun to look at. The story line is simple enough for kids to easily follow and the theology is on point as the Lord’s prayer is explained. Everything about the book seemed to be headed in the right direction. Unfortunately, when tested on real live kids, they didn’t seem to go for it. This certainly isn’t the first prayer or Bible based book we’ve read with the kids. They love the children’s books written by Francis Chan and the Bibles we read during nap time devotionals, but they just didn’t seem to get into this book. I’m not sure if it was because the story line was slightly jilted as the prayer was explained or if it just wasn’t a good fit for their age. My kids are four and five and it seems like they are the audience this book is aimed at, but maybe I’m wrong. At any rate, they didn’t like it the first time we read it and haven’t been interested as we suggested again a few times. So, I’ve got a mixed review. It’s a great concept and I can’t really point out anything wrong with the book, but it just didn’t seem to appeal to the kids.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.