Friday, November 4, 2011

Sammy And His Shepherd by Susan Hunt

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Sammy is a dear little lamb who loves his shepherd. As he grows he continually learns new and wonderful things about his Shepherd. One day he meets another sheep, one who isn't from his flock, one who has another shepherd. He feels sorry for this poor sheep as he sees her struggle. One day his shepherd buys his new friend and now they can live together. This new friend however has many questions, Sammy patiently answers her questions and teaches Precious all about their wonderful Shepherd.

Positives: If you have ever wanted to show your children Jesus in the Old Testament this is a perfect book for it! This portrayal of Psalm 23 clearly illustrates Christ as the Good Shepherd, a wonderful balance of of tenderness and truth. The questions to talk about at the end of the book provide a great resource for parents to continue to expand their child's understanding of Scripture and of who Jesus is. The illustrations are beautiful as well.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: The "Talk About It" section at the end of the book is marvelous, I cannot improve on this excellent resource! Use it as you read through the book. It provides additional Scripture references and excellent questions that will spur on conversation with your child. Take the author's suggestion and memorize this Psalm together as a family.

Age Level: 3-8 year olds

I received a free copy of this book from Reformation Trust Publishing for this review.

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