Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Who is Jesus? written by MaryAnn Diorio illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

Children ask tough questions, like, “Will Jesus still love me if I'm naughty?” These kinds of questions can be a challenge to parents and others as they teach children about God. In this heartwarming and delightfully illustrated book, Diorio answers some of these tough questions. The book has come out of her own firsthand experience as mother, grandmother, and teacher.

The book is designed to present Jesus to children as One who cares for them and loves them with perfect love. It is great. The message is one I think every young child needs to hear. They will see that Jesus' love is unconditional and personal. And the illustrations are wonderful. The book is 48 pages long and has many full color illustrations like the ones I've shown here. And Diorio has included a verse from the Bible after each short lesson that gives the biblical background for that truth.

This is a delightful book for toddlers and preschoolers.

You can buy a copy of the book here.

MaryAnn Diorio earned her PhD in French from the University of Kansas and her MFA in Writing Popular fiction from Seton Hill University. She has taught writing at Rowan University and Regent University. Her stories for children have appeared in various magazines. She and her husband live in New Jersey. See more at
Kim Sponaugle is a children's book illustrator. She graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. She has illustrated more
than fifty books for children and has won numerous awards. See more of her work at

I received a digital file of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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