30 July 2012

Children's Book Review: I Believe in Jesus Too


2¢ Worth: I remember when I was a little girl, I didn't really get other religions. Now that I'm a mama, I want my daughter to learn about different faiths. This is where I Believe in Jesus Too comes in. In a simple vivid way this book shows the reader that LDS (Latter-day Saint) kids all over the world aren't that different from other Christian children. Locations mentioned include: New York City, California, Tonga, Bolivia, Finland, Russia, Fiji, Spain, Mexico, Kenya, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Nigeria, Canada, Jamaica, the Netherlands, and Brazil. The art is vivid and beautiful. With each page turn the reader visits one to two children around the world. It is so pretty that I couldn't stop turning the pages again and again.

Wooed: My favorite part is the inside cover with a world map featuring each of the kids, their faces, and their locations.

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Wind-up: I Believe in Jesus Too (written by Mark S. Nielsen, illustrated by Craig Stapley, published by Deseret Books, and available as a 9.3 x 9.1 inches 32 page hardcover) is a great starting place for discussing other faiths with your kids. I love this book, have already read it to Baby Whimsy a handful of times, and I really do look forward exploring it more and more with her. 5 stars

Review Copyright © of Tales of Whimsy.com

40 comments :

  1. Wow, it's awesome that you're urging your child to explore other faiths. Not enough people do that, in my opinion.

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  2. That's a great way to introduce your child to different faiths. Cover looks amazing. I haven't heard of that one yet.

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  3. This does look beautiful. I am LDS so I should definitely check it out. Books are a great way to help your children be aware of other faiths. Thanks for the idea!

    Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction

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    1. It sure is. You so should.
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      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Looks very cute and fun. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Yay :) Thanks for stopping by! It was so nice to see you.

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  5. I love the colorful art! The art looks so lovely, and it sounds like a great book for you and Baby Whimsy. Also, I think it's wonderful that you're teaching her about different faiths :)

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  6. This book sounds wonderful! I might look into getting this for the future grandchildren. I feel the same way that children should learn whats out there and not a narrow minded point of view. They are going to run into different religions in school and it would be good to know more about them.

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  7. I love the idea of this book. I know I was fortunate to have been exposed to so many different religions as a kid. It opened my eyes, and I believe made me more tolerant today. I love the inclusion of kids, as it helps drive home the message. Great review!

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  8. This sounds awesome. I'm going to pin it so I remember it later.

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  9. This is such a gorgeous book! I love that you are spending time with Baby Whimsy exploring other faiths. It's definitely something I hope my kiddos learn as well because it's so important. We're all different, but not so different that we can't appreciate one another for what we each truly are, children of God. Love that. Wonderful review! :o)

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  10. Great review! I love your plan for Baby Whimsy. Children can never have too much compassion for or understanding of others :)

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  11. I love the idea of exposing kids from an early age to the cultural and religious diversities in our world! great pick!

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  12. Ive taught my kids about other religions too...but not until they were older, my 5 year old really doesn't get it...she only knows her prayers at night. Its interesting to talk about the differences with my oldest though, we've had some great discussions...;) Cute review!

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    1. Right on.
      That makes total sense.
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      How old is your oldest?

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  13. It sounds like a really great book & I love those pictures too!

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  14. Sounds like a great way to expose little ones to one of many religions...and the artwork is beautiful! Thanks for sharing Juju!

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  15. The illustrations in this one are beautiful. Very vivid and life like! Sounds like a good book to read to my nephew!

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    1. Yes :) life like! Well said. How old is your nephew?

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  16. sounds like one I'd better pick up for my library :) Thanks for the recommend.

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  17. The illustrations look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. O I think so too. The colors are soo bright as well.

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  18. I really like the look and sound of this one. I am starting to accept children's books for review as well! A whole new world of literature has opened up for me since I had Kaitlyn!

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    1. Oh awesome. I completely agree and can't wait to see what you accept for review. :)

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  19. I am getting this just from a Diversity stand point, what an amazing book, thanks for sharing Juju.

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    1. I loved that too. :)
      What a wonderful way to introduce different locations, languages, races, etc.

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