Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado

*This book was given as a complimentary copy to Mama Buzz and reviewers, for blog tour purposes.*

PhotobucketThe Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado
Ages 4-7

Retails for $16.99

My Thoughts:

When we received this package in the mail my children were outside playing in a huge pile of leaves. As I pulled the book out of the package my youngest (at the time) came right over and was intrigued by the bright and colorful cover. Little E immediately asked for me to read him the book. I think I read it three times and I finally had to tell him to go and play in the leaves a little more. He didn't want to, but once I promised to read it again he finally went on to play. I have always enjoyed books by Max Lucado and this one is no different. This book has provided an opportunity for the children and I too discuss how special we are to God. That no one is "too small."

It reminds me of times as a child when you don't get picked first for the kickball game or to be in someone's group for a class project. Actually, it happens to adults as well. With my youngest two we had to take more time to explain the meaning behind the story, but with the rhymes....it kept them intrigued. They also enjoyed picking out different things that they would find on each page.

Not only does the story attract the attention of the children, but so do the illustrations. I know it is recommended for the 4-7 age range, but my 2 1/2 year old enjoys it as do I. It's a wonderful read aloud story for everyone. :-) Thank you again to the publishers for giving me the opportunity to review this book for them. :-)

**After writing this review last night my Beloved read the story to the children. Once again I believe he had to read it 3 times before they were satisfied and I am sure I will be reading it many times again today as well. :-)**

1 comment:

Tracey said...

I reviewed this book as well and we really enjoyed it!