Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thank You, God by J. Bradley Wigger and illustrated by Jago

ISBN: 978-0-8028-5424-7
Hardcover $16.00
Eerdman's Books for Young Readers
I thought it would be appropriate to review the Eerdmans Thank You God by Bradley Wigger on a Sunday. We should say "Thank you, God" everyday, but most especially on Sunday.

The artist presents the story in unusual, vibrant art using active multi-racial and multi-national people throughout. There is an exuberance and joy vibrating in the art.

The story by Bradley Wigger uses a loose form of poetic prose - sometimes a rhyme but mostly prose. The basics to be thankful for are covered: earth and sky, family and friend, home, food. Then thankfulness reaches beyond the usual children's-book thanks by being thankful for "new words I learned today," rain and puddles, "all that breathes--bees and beetles..."
The book concludes with......
Bless you, God,
for this day,
for life,
for your love holding us together. Amen

I consider this a book worthy of your child's bookshelf as well as a church, school, or public library.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Eerdman's Publishing in exchange for this review. No compensation was received for this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.


  1. So nice to see Christian books for kids that break the mould a bit. I still think there's this crazy idea that Christians are typically white or african American. But there are indian Christians, middle eastern Christians, etc. It's so important to show that diversity to spread God through the nations!

  2. Appreciate Christian books that give children a spiritual uplift.

  3. I love that this book celebrates diversity in the illustrations and gratitude. It looks like a great addition to any library! Thanks for sharing it at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful book.

  5. Sounds like a lovely book to help teach kids about gratitude and God. I'm stopping by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


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