We are all unique and that uniqueness often sets us apart from others. I love the innocence of children and how they can so easily look past those things that make us different and become the best of friends. “God Bless My Friends” is a celebration of friendships and the differences that make them wonderful.
“God Bless My Friends” by Hannah C. Hall, is the story of a group playmates of all shapes and sizes that are the best of friends. Each duo is as different as can be. Some are big or small, some are short or tall but it doesn’t matter they cherish the friendships that God has given them, never letting their differences get in the way.
“God Bless My Friends” teaches our children that God sends all different kinds of people into our lives to be our friends. The story helps us explore how our differences can be the very thing that makes us the best of friends. It shows how opposites can work together and how we can all learn from each other. The story ends with sharing the message that God shows his kindness through the friends he send us.
The story is a board book, great for little hands. The font is a perfect size for beginner readers. I love how they have highlighted some of the words on each page to add a little interest and whimsy to the text. There are a few places that the rhyming just doesn’t seem to work, but it didn’t take away from the story.
My children loved the images in the story. My daughter referred to them as adorable. I found the images and colours to be calming, making it a great story to read at bedtime. There are two reoccurring characters on each page a ladybug and bee, can you find them all?
“God Bless My Friends” is a great story to read as you talk to your little one about the way that God shows his love and kindness to us through the friendships that he sends. It’s a gentle reminder that we should Thank God everyday for the friends that we have.
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*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “God Bless My Friends” from BookLook Bloggers. All opinions are 100% my own.