- Book Style: Children’s Picturebook – with a message
- Reading Level: 2 (Read with Help due to: some mid-level vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 2-4 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Simple, bright
- Age Target: 0-6 Years of Age
I See A Miracle is an inspirational children’s picture book. The book has a basis in faith and uses that to deliver a mesage about how beautiful and wonderful everything around us is. Our author, Lori Chown, takes your child on a journey of discovering a number of wondrous things. She runs us through the miracle of a rainbow and nature, to life, to the solar system, and all the way back to all of the miracles about us as human beings. Each time, Lori tells us “I see a miracle” and then asks us, “How about you?”
The book’s stated goal (and the series of books by Lori Chown), are to inspire and to help you and your child find “Faith, Hope, and Inspiration”. That’s a pretty lofty goal, but I have to be honest. Even as I read through the book the first time, I felt a little happier and I did find myself looking at some things with a little extra wonder. It’s a nice feeling, and I can only imagine we all need it a little bit. That includes your child, don’t you think?
The writing in this book is simplistic; that’s not a bad thing. It’s simple and to the point, and I think it targets the younger audience very well. In the end, I think the simplicity of the words on each page help with the way it reads. It allows the author to get the message across without being wordy or making you spend hours getting to it. Your child will hear the message a number of times quickly, and that’ll help it stick.
Speaking of targeting the younger audience, I think the illustrations play nicely to this. There’s nothing that isn’t cute or interesting to look at. Each item on each page seems to have been drawn in the moment and each time a slightly different style was chosen. It makes each item diverse and fun to look at.
In the same breath, a good portion of the illustrations are actually pictures. I like the dichotomy of the simplistic drawings and coloring along with the pictures. Don’t get what I mean? Look at the picture below of all of the planets and note the stark contrast between the Earth and Jupiter.
In any case, the author Lori Chown has produced a cute book with a strong message that’s easy to recommend. This is especially true if you’re feeling the need to talk a little about faith with your child, as this book is an extremely easy way to broach that conversation. The paperback copy is $12.99 USD or a Kindle copy is $3.99 USD, but this Sunday (November 6, 2016) you can get your free ebook copy off of Amazon here:
Oh, and one more thing. Lori has produced a second book, named Unicorn’s Wish with a very similar basis. Here’s a link to her author page on Amazon.
Until next time, Smash, Crash, and Learn!