Where Does Love Hide:
By Mary Manz Simon
Illustrated by Hannah Wood
Published by Tyndale Kids
18 pages Board Book

ABOUT BOOK: In Where Does Love Hide? children are reminded that they not only receive love but have the opportunity to share love. Looking under the fun, lift-a-flap feature, children will see examples of everyday love opportunities. Each page includes a memory verse and an example of a way to share God’s love. In life, children hear the words “I love you” repeatedly, often beginning before birth. However, because love is an abstract concept and young children are concrete thinkers, they must gradually learn to understand love by what they experience. In Where Does Love Hide? children are given the opportunity to see love in action and learn what love looks like.

REVIEW: It’s fun to watch the excitement in my grandson’s face as he quickly went to flip the page and turn down the flap before I was even done reading it. He wanted to see what was hiding under that flap. The book starts out with scripture, “Since childhood, you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to make you wise enough to have faith in Christ Jesus and be saved.” 2 Tim 3:15

The first page says, “Where does love hide? At my house until…” The picture is of a cute girl playing in her room with blocks. The stack of blocks is a flap to be turned down to see what is hiding behind it. It has a scripture on the bottom Proverbs 17:17 which states, “A friend is always a friend.”  The picture is of another child playing. The page reads,” I invite a friend to play.”

The little girl is handing her friend a block. “Throughout the book, it shows that there are many places and opportunity’s to be respectful, loving and helpful. It’s a book that helps children connect actions to their words. Such as there is a joy in giving and receiving.”

I liked the colorful pictures in this hard-back book. I think that after a few times reading this book the child will be able to read the book to the parent. The pictures make it easy to understand the words. The pictures also help bring the scripture to life and lets them (and the parents) think about applying these principles in their life; even at a young age. This book is recommended for ages 1-3.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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