Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review: I Believe In Jesus Too

Title I Believe In Jesus Too
By Mark S Nielsen
Illustrated by Craig Stapley
Genre Children's picture book
Pages 30
Recommended by Mark Nielsen

First Sentence Latter-day saint children everywhere in the world believe in Jesus Christ.

Synopsis
Geared towards Latter-day saint children, this book highlights children all over the world who believe in Jesus Christ and shows how they worship.

What it has going for it
When Mark Nielsen, the author of this book, contacted me I was impressed with his pleasant optimistic attitude. Even though I never review children books on my blog I just had to say yes. I hardly expected this lovely book. The author had written a personal note to me AND signed the book. Filled with beautiful illustrations this book does a great job of showing how children all over the world worship. I've let my nephews flip through it at they love the bright beautiful pictures and listening to the story. Every time they come over they grab it and ask for me to read it. What better praise can I give?

What's lacking
No complaints.

Favorite moment
It talks about children taking the subway in New York to church and I liked that. I've never been to New York but it reminded me of when I was in London and took the Underground to church. So different than Utah where there's always a church building within walking distance.

Yea or Nay?
As this is geared towards LDS children, I'm sure this might not appeal to most of my readers but it's worth a look. The pictures are beautiful and it talks a little about LDS beliefs.

14 comments:

  1. I wish I knew an author who would contact me. =)Maybe someday I'll be an author and can contact people. So out of curiosity, are their jobs in reviewing books?

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  2. I would like to see it next time I'm over. Sounds interesting.

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    1. Cause you come over so very often. :)

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  3. I haven't heard about this one and I'm even LDS. But, taking a subway to church would be so weird, lol. I live is So. Cal. and I might not be able to walk to church, but at least it's not that far away. Plus, nobody really takes public transportation around here.

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    1. I know! Taking the subway or a bus or something is so foreign to me.

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  4. How nice that the author contacted you with a personal message! That never happens to me. I get "Dear Write Obsession." Sheesh. Glad you enjoyed this one. Books with pictures will always be a favourite of mine. Who says we have to grow up?

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    1. Yeah, he was so nice. I love the pictures in picture books too.

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  5. Definitely different from what you normally review, but I always love trying new things. It's great that your nephews love it, that is definitely high praise.

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    1. Yes, I was hesitant because it's so different but I can't resist an extremely nice author. ;)

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  6. Oooh, one of my best friends is LDS! I'm always looking for presents to buy her kids for their birthdays. Maybe I will send this to the family for Christmas. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. This would make a good gift for kids!

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  7. I'm gad you took a chance on this one, even though you don't normally review picture books. It's a purty one, isn't it? And Mark is a very nice guy. I'm glad his book's getting such good reviews :)

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  8. Grrr ... I'm GLAD, not GAD. Weirdly, your commenting thing is working perfectly for this comment. What's up with that?

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