Friday, February 20, 2015

God Bless My Boo Boo by Hannah C. Hall, illustrated by Steve Whitlow

God Bless My Boo Boo is the perfect remedy for healing little hurts with a healthy dose of love!

Even the smallest scratches, bumps, and scrapes can sometimes be traumatic for children. When simple injuries happen, God Bless My Boo Boo is like a warm hug that helps ease the pain. Comforting, sweet, and sometimes silly rhymes guide readers through adorable scenes of baby animals and their boo boos and remind children that God is there to help. Just like Mommy Zebra makes a scraped knee better or Mommy Walrus helps tend a toothache, real moms will be able to use this book to make their little ones' boo boos all better too!

A perfect gift for new parents and a great addition to every mom's first-aid kit!

My Review:
This is an excellent picture book for children ages 1 - 4 years. It's a board book with a padded cover. It is made to survive rough treatment. Each colorful page has an adult (father, mother, or grandparent) loving a wounded baby. In addition, the text points out that God loves and cares too; therefore the title, "God Bless my Boo Boo."

I especially like the choice of animals used. There's a zebra with a boo boo, a bunny with an ear ache, a monkey with an injured tail, an elephant with a stuffy nose, a gator with a splinter, a flamingo with skinned knees, a bear with a belly ache, a porcupine who has been stuck with a needle, a walrus with a tender tooth, and a sloth with an "owie" on its toe.

The text is rhyming and fun to read. I imagine it being chosen to read over and over again.

Thank you to BookLook and Thomas Nelson for my copy.

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