Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Book Review: "The Plans I Have For You"

The Plans I Have for You combines playful rhyming text written by bestselling children’s book author Amy Parker with whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Vanessa Brantley-Newton to create a book that inspires readers of all ages to dream about their future. God has great plans for each and every one of us, and this book encourages children to think about the talents that make them special and will help them imagine how God may use our unique traits to make the world a better place.     
Amy Parker
Amy Parker has written more than twenty books for children, teens, and adults, including the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. Amy lives in middle Tennessee with her husband, Daniel, and their two amazing sons, Michael and Eathan.


Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, NC with her husband of 20 years, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes.

My Review:
I knew I was going to love this book because I knew it was taken from Jeremiah 29:11.   This verse is a powerful verse that gets people motivated to go and do!   I really enjoyed how the words popped out of the story and zig zagged all around just like we sometimes can zig zag through life.   That was one of the things my kids and I discussed through this story, making sure we were following the path God has created for us.  He has super duper plans for each of us and this book helps parents encourage and discuss this with their children.  I enjoy this book as a hardcover and it retails on Zondervan for $16.99.  The message is great the pictures are fun and the rhyming makes it fun for parents to engage their kids.  I have plans to also read this to our kids in kids church as I always want them to feel empowered and I feel this book does a good job of encouraging excitement.  

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