I cannot even begin to describe how magnificent and heavenly Matthew Paul’s Turner new book truly is. My children and I love all of his books and read them daily, but this one—oh, my heart! I was in tears as I read it to my boys and Abby (currently in my womb).
The text is a profound prayer that rhymes. It carries words that hug not only the heart of a child, but the hearts of parents. I tend to look for children’s books based on a dual metaphor—stories young children can easily connect to and a more profound one parents can interpret.
The illustrations by Kimberley Barnes convey a message of compassion, tolerance, empathy, and social awareness—all are key in order to enrich our children’s lives and add to the value of humanity through what God’s word teaches.