November 6, 2016

God Bless My Friends by Hannah C. Hall - Review

I voluntarily reviewed this book

Published: October 11, 2016
Number of pages: 20
Genre: Children's

Hi, my friend! Come play with me—though we’re as different as can be!

Big and small, short and tall, fluffy and prickly . . . these playmates of all shapes and sizes are the best of friends. Share some giggles with your little one about how fun friendships—and differences—can be!

My thoughts:
I loved reading this book. From the rhyming words and short poems on each page to the message it sends to our little ones. Each set of pages has two animals that you would not think about being friends but for reasons explained in the poem and through the pictures are great friends. The illustrator did a great job with the animals. You just want to reach through the pages and cuddle each of them. I can't wait to share this book with my little niece.

About the author:
Hannah C. Hall estimates that she has read approximately 4,500 bedtime stories to her children over the last few years. She is thankful to get to add her own books to their daily rotation. Hannah and her husband, Josh, have four children and live in a small town in Arkansas.

About the illustrator:
Steve Whitlow lives in northern England, on the top of a (very) windswept hill, with his wife and young family. Steve followed his artistic calling from an early age and was first published at age 16, producing vibrant characters for greeting cards and then children's publishing. With no formal art training and only his natural talent, Steve has now been working as a professional artist for more than twenty years. “My kids are my critics,” says Steve. “The best reaction I can hope for is an exclamation of ‘Cool, Dad!’ from either Sam or Ethan—or both.”

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