It isn't often you come across a children's book as beautiful as this one, not only as far as the story goes, but on the outside too! It's also not often you find a storybook-like picture book that is not a 'baby or kids bible' that delivers a message of God's love, family values and a tear-jerking tale all in one small story!
But 'Would You...Read Me To Sleep' by George E. Edenfield manages to bring all of this tied together beautifully into one book!
The book begins with a little girl, Leia, and her fathers afternoons spent out together after he arrives home from work. This is probably the part of the book I loved most - reading about carefree childhood days and snuggly parent-child momments :) Since having a daughter I see how important father-daughter relationships are - there's no place like daddy's arms to a little girl!
The story goes on describing their typical afternoon together, but then goes into their nightly bedtime story - a bible story! Now this part I love because it is not 'preachy' or condemning, but read as if the father were reading his daughter a fairy tale - with even more beautiful artwork!
As the book goes on, Leia grows up and changes, and eventually becomes a woman, as of course, her father ages.
Now here's the tear-jerking parts! I'm sure you can imagine what I'm talking about but I don't want to completely give the story away, but the ending is truly beautiful! I just had to share one more picture....
I know that this is a book I am enjoying with my kids now, and will continue to enjoy with them and any possible new additions in the future :)
I really hope if you're a parent or grand-parent, uncle or aunt, and want to instill the values of what belief in God will bring to the special little ones in your life, that you take a look at this book with them!
You'll get lost in both the beautiful pictures and the beautiful story!
You can read more about this book, or buy a copy for yourself on Amazon here:
Would You... Read Me To Sleep? on Amazon
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