The feelings in this book will resonate with all new parents. Each page contains a Bible verse celebrating God’s love for His children ( that’s us!) accompanied by the tender thoughts of a new mother caring for her baby. Nurturing a child who is so small and miraculous is a time of wonder, awe and feeling close to God who is the ultimate creator. It would have been especially poignant for author Ashley Huffstutler, who was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor during her second pregnancy.
Kudos to illustrator Airin O’Callaghan for the lovely depictions of mom and child.
This is a board book, intended for children ages 0-4 and it is truly beautiful. My only concern is that the content will be above the understanding of toddlers. They may enjoy the pictures of being rocked, held, cuddled and fed, but it will appeal more to the grown ups who purchase it than their children.
VERDICT: 3 STARS
If you would like to purchase this book, follow the link below:
When I Hold You – B&H Publishing (bhpublishinggroup.com)
The Lutheran Ladies received a free e-copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. Disclaimer pursuant to FTC 16 CPR 255.
For other reviews of books for children see:
Flashlight Night by Elisabeth Hasselbeck–Book Review
Great and Small Easter by B&H Kids Editorial Staff — Book Review
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