Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Review: “One Hand, Two Hands”

This book catalogues some of the uses for our hands. Who else would have thought of this.

Max Lucado does it again. He’s brought such a simple thing as a child’s hands into the roll of man character and managed to bring an excitement to children at the same time.

The rhythm and pacing of this book puts a mental song into the reader’s head that’s hard to push aside when the pages end. The rhyme doesn’t need to be close to keep the reader turning the pages, either.

Children reading this book will fall in love with the illustrations provided by Gaby Hansen. The scenes sing their own melody that will delight everyone. Colorful and full of movement, the illustrations enliven the song-filled words to make this a marvelous reading experience.

For the read-aloud crowd, this story will enchant and provide a wonderful interactive time between parent and child. It has the potential for becoming a game played at bedtime or throughout the day while the child is using hands that have so much potential.

I will be recommending this book to all of my friends with small children. It packs tons of fun into a small package of delight. I give it five stars for play and influence.

You can find details at: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1400316499&dept_id=230000&TopLevel_id=230000&title=One_Hand_Two_Hands&author=Max_Lucado

For a preview of this book, go to: http://www.amazon.com/One-Hand-Two-Hands-Lucado/dp/1400316499/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281478712&sr=1-1
**I received this book free from the publisher through BookSneeze.com http://BookSneeze.com book reviewers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03html: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements in Advertising.”

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