Monday, October 18, 2010

Review - One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado

One Hand, Two Hands
Our Hands help us do so many things and express our feelings. From counting, to waving to eating, to brushing to writing a letter, helping others and so much more. That's the central theme behind Max Lucado's One Hand, Two Hands.

I read this book with my 3 three year old son. He actively participated in the physical part of it (wave your fingers, wiggle them etc) but when it came to how hands can help express emotions or help others, he didn't exactly get the concept. He's a year young for this book which is meant for 4-8 year olds and I'm inclined to think the latter age limit is probably better for the child to get the deeper meaning behind this seemingly simple book.

The big hardcover book has plentiful, page-large illustrations to accompany the words, which are meant to rhyme, I think, but not all of them did. That did made them difficult to sing to a tune, which is what my kid and I generally like to do with rhymes. Also, Gaby Hansen's big illustrations are a little busy, very detailed and not always in sync with the words on the page. But they do grab the reader's attention. To the point where my son got so engrossed with them that the actual words failed to hold his attention.

For whichever reason, in our home, the book was a hit illustrations-wise, but not otherwise.

Disclosure - This book was received for review/feature consideration. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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