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Melissa Kruger - Wherever you go, I want you to know ...

Illustrated by Isobel Lundie The Good Book Company 24 Pages (Hardback) Price £6.99 ISBN 978 1 784985356

Beautifully illustrated book that tells a compelling rhyming story about a subject near to everyone’s hearts: our dreams. The style of the book creates a wonderful sense of movement through a story that stimulates the imagination. It is a beautifully produced hardback book that is a joy to hold.

One of the best tests of a children’s book is to read it out loud to children at bedtime. I recruited our grandchildren to road test this book. I enjoyed reading the book and they enjoyed hearing it read. They enjoyed it for the following reasons:

My two oldest grandchildren, who are six and eight said that it reminded them that everyone has a dream: “It’s true that everyone has a big dream in their head.”

All of them said that they like the rhyming and the pictures.

Our second youngest grandchild (5) said that she liked the beginning of the book because it, “reminds me of all the fun things we do ...”  She also said that “it's true that we love Jesus”.  Our youngest grandchild (4) said: “I like being a teacher … I like praying to Jesus”.

This is a lovely book that communicates God’s interest in every area of a child’s life and a parent’s desire for them to experience the best of life in body, mind and spirit.

Bedtime for primary age children would be enhanced by a book like this.

John Woods is a writer and Bible teacher based in West Sussex

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