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Genre

Children’s Literature

Audience

Ages 0-5

Author’s Worldview

Christian, Protestant

Year Published

2018

Themes

God, Children, Family, Entertains, Encourages, Toddler Development Skills, Beginning to Read

 

Reviewed by

Barbara Kudwa

“Entertaining and instructive” is my take on the book, Good Morning, God by Ginger Swift. The illustrations by Pamela Barbieri are enjoyable and will help toddlers see how much fun a book can be. This book broaches the topics of God and gratitude not only visually through the illustrations, but also by the inclusion of discussion questions to ask your child.  The book also helps to develop fine motor skills by challenging the child to flip open each flap. By exploring each flap, your child will find entertainment with all the colorful pictures. Each page has one sentence for the child to read or follow along.

The author’s book talks about a beautiful day, encouraging your child to see God’s love within each part of their day. Every day you will want to shout out  “good morning God.”  Swift walks a child through daily activities and on the opposite page, encouraging good manners. She gives examples of God’s gifts of sight, hearing, smelling, and tasting. The story ends with, “we are all loved in every way.”

The book is entertaining for ages newborn to kindergarten. Your baby, toddler or young child will love the 2mm pages with lift-a- flap hidden pictures throughout the book. The thickness of the pages and flaps makes the book pretty sturdy for any age. 

You will have many hours of enjoyable time playing with your children while reading the book, Good Morning, God. I love reading the book to my grandchildren and hearing them try to read it back to me. The book is a great opportunity to talk about God and gives the child an opportunity to express thankfulness.

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