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Review: WOW! The Good News in Four Words by Dandi Daley Mackall

Review: WOW! The Good News in Four Words
Dandi Daley Mackall
Tyndale House Publishers

This is one of several books that attempts to explain the gospel to children.  It’s not as easy as it sounds since us grownups have made it pretty complicated, in some respects.  I had heard someone say that they found it quite difficult to explain things especially around Easter time, so I decided to give this book a look.
Wow!: The Good News in Four WordsIt is meant to be read to children.  That’s a plus right there.  It isn’t something you place in front of them and walk away.  That meets the first criterium in my opinion.  Parental involvement.  The size of the book works for sharing it with someone.  Nice big pages, colorful illustrations done by Annabel Tempest, and print that fills the space left for it nicely. 
The story is told in rhyme and mostly simple terms.  There are some words like grace or Savior that might trip up a young child, but with mom or dad there to help her understand I think it’ll be OK.  The child is encouraged to participate whenever the word Wow!, Uh-oh, Yes!, or Ahh  appears.  There’s the four words from the title.  Good choices, I think.
This seems like an entry point book for helping your child understand the gospel. And fear not, if the dust cover gets torn, the cover itself also has the art work.  Nice touch, I think.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.


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