Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Book Review :: One Lost Sheep by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illustrated by Margaret Spengler

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One Lost Sheep is a children's picture book, written in rhyme. The story is a depiction of the parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15).

I understand that rhyme is a difficult style of writing, but I did find it a bit lacking that the only rhyme paired with "sheep" was "mountain, steep". Also, I wish the rhyme had been a bit more adventurous when the shepherd was searching for his lost sheep, rather than state the same lines each time he searches somewhere - but I do also understand that some kids will enjoy the repetition and being able to "read" along with you at this point.

The illustrations are great - it appears to be airbrushed, which gives it a very "soft" feel - perfect for a story about sheep. And the little sheep themselves are adorable!

I love that in the end, the story states that God is our shepherd and is watching over us. I think it is important that this was clearly stated, rather than expecting the children to figure it out on their own.

Overall, this is a cute book with a great message to read with your young ones.
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