We’re gearing up for summer reading by featuring recent kids favorites (book or series) from our family’s collection every Thursday in June. Let’s Learn about Psalm 23 by Catherine DeVries was an instant favorite for my littlest guy! Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!
About the Book
In this second book of the HeartSmart series, preschoolers are invited to join five-year-old Jackson for a day at Grandpa’s farm. Together they learn how to gather eggs, feed baby lambs, and brush horses. When a storm approaches, they go inside for breakfast and Grandpa reads Psalm 23. Everything they have experienced on the farm helps Psalm 23 come alive.
HeartSmart is a Scripture memory series designed to create opportunities for children to fill their hearts with God’s Word. HeartSmart combines key scriptures with songs, giving parents a spiritual formation path for building a strong foundation of faith.
Why we like it…
My four year old loved this adorable book. The illustrations are bright and colorful and the characters have an interactive dialog with the reader (or listener). My little guy enjoyed conversing with the characters and pointing out the different farm animals. I would recommend this book for toddlers and preschoolers especially. The book reinforces the concept of God as the Good Shepherd with a story about 5-year-old Jackson’s grandfather taking care of his sheep during a storm. Psalm 23 is included at the end of the story.
I requested this book through NetGalley in order to read it and offer an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own. This review was originally posted 03/22/16.
About the Author
Catherine DeVries is a writer and editor. She has been influential in the development of many bestselling children’s Bibles and Bible storybooks including The Adventure Bible, The Beginner’s Bible and the Jesus Storybook Bible.
She is also the author of The Adventure Bible Storybook, My Very First Devotional Bible, and My Time with God. Catherine lives with her husband, three children, and big furry dog in the Colorado forest.
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My littlest guy still loves everything tractors.
Do you have any little people in your life who would enjoy the farm setting in Let’s Learn about Psalm 23?
(Don’t forget to tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!)