Wednesday, September 1, 2010

One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado {Book Review}

I have had the absolute pleasure of receiving One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado, a children's book.  My daughter was quite excited when I opened the box to pull out this book.  The pictures, the color, the illustration, it is truly amazing.  Each page was a new venture and teaching.  It held my daughters interest too.

Book Description:
A delightful way to show little ones how their hands are a blessing from God that they can use to do help others. Written in rhyming text and illustrated with the charming art of Gaby Hansen, this simple message of God’s blessing of hands not only entertains . . . as it teaches what wonderful things our hands can do from scratching, latching, and petting a pup to washing dishes with mommy and putting toys in a box . . . but it also conveys the important message: We can use God’s gift of hands to show our love for Him by helping others. The book ends tenderly with a prayer of thanks to God for hands and asks Him to use them again:

One hand, two hands,
Five fingers, ten.
God, thanks, for my hands.
Please, use them again.

This book is about a little girl who uses her imagination to bring her stuffed animals to life and join her in celebrating the many wonderful things that her hands can do.  It also shows the girl discovering her hands can also be helpers too - like, washing dishes with Mommy, even picking up socks, little hands can bless others as they wipe away a tear, write Grandma a letter or just give a hug to make someone feel better.  There is teaching and rhyming in this book.  My 3 year old loved it from the opening of the book to the closing.   

At the end of the day, with hands folded together the little girl prays: "One hand, two hands, five fingers, ten.  God, thanks for my hands. Please use them again."

With whimsical words,bestselling author Max Lucado shows how even the youngest of children can serve others - and how little helping hands bring joy to those being served, to your child, and to our heavenly Father, too!
For every page that we turned came a new teaching of what the little girl could do with her hands.  This book is a fun-filled imaginative, and learning book.  It captivates the childs interest with the story line of the animals coming to life and from there teaches how special their hands are and the many uses of them. 

This book has been a must read every night before my daughter goes to bed, and each night after we read the book, she clasps her hands together and recites the small prayer of being grateful for her hands and tells me everything she has done that day with her hands - it puts a huge smile on my face.

I would highly recommend this book. 

This book is Juvenile Fiction/Religious/Christian/Social Issues.  It sells for $16.99.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

Sounds like a great book for kids. Thanks for stopping by Friendly Friday! :)