Review: Where Do I Find Jesus?



        `Where Do I Find Jesus?` is a nonfiction children's book written by Sheila Walsh and illustrated by Sarah Horne. The cover and the story pages are brightly colored, without being overwhelming. The text is organized into simple sentences that even a young child could understand. The questions Abby asks help the reader move smoothly from page to page.

        This book is written especially to help lead your child to Christ. The cover shows the dog looking at a map and the cat looking through a magnifying glass, looking for Jesus. Abby is also looking curious as to how to find Jesus.

        The primary medium is colorful drawings, that help keep the child's interest. I think the drawing that best helps tell the story is when Abby wonders whether Jesus is in the attic, on the porch, in the mailbox or in the treehouse. She asks, "Where could He be?"

        The two elements repeated throughout the story are the cat and dog as they listen in on the conversation. They also want to know how to find Jesus.

        The easily identifiable dominant trait of the main character is her brown hair and bangs. The identifiable character trait established through the text is Abby is full of questions. She wants to know where Jesus is and how to find him. Abby solved her problem by praying to Jesus and asking his forgiveness for any wrong she has done. And thanking him for dying for her on the cross and rising again.

        There is a note at the back of the book from the author to the parent. If your child expresses an interest in wanting to find Jesus you can lead your child in a prayer.

I recommend this book for children of all ages. It would be great for the parent and child to read the book together.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

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