In With Love, From Me to You, Mary Manz Simon and Corinna Ice team up to teach young children the importance of showing God’s love to those around them. The storyline involves cute animals embarking on a train driven by a polar bear carrying a mailbag stuffed with love letters. In each page, the polar bear narrates how to show love to each character troubled in different circumstances such as anger, sadness, or loneliness. The underlying message is that when we show God’s love to others, we will grow to understand and cherish God’s love for us also. This short book is constructed with sturdy cardboard allowing little fingers to easily flip through the pages. Although the words may be harder for toddlers, parents and caregivers can read with them and use this book as a tool to discuss how love can be shown in everyday life.
I would recommend this book to young children ranging from two to five years old who will likely enjoy the eye-catching artwork and simple storyline. Moreover, the various scenarios are commonplace thereby allowing children to see how their actions and words can display God’s love to those who are hurting. It is imperative for kids to learn early on that the love we experience from God is a love that needs to be given to be truly received.
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