Saturday, September 10, 2011

Book Review: Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

"Smack dab in the Middle of God's Love" by Brennan Manning and John Blase is a cute book appropriate for young children. The main characters are an elderly couple who cannot have children. They love children and are surrounded by them daily. The children love Ana's sopapillas. Juan, Ana's husband, tells the children that the delicious sopapillas are an expression of "Abba's" love for them.

The pictures in the book are beautiful even though I only had the opportunity to see them on my Kindle. I love that the book is multicultural and would be great to read on the hispanic Catholic feast days of Juan Diego or Our Lady of Guadalupe. My youngest son enjoyed the simple storyline and we were able to introduce new vocabulary words. I think it would be a wonderful add-on activity to create some sopapillas to eat after reading the story. This would reinforce the concepts presented in the book. A fiesta would also be a great additional activity. I would reccommend this book to parents of preschoolers. It would also make a wonderful gift!

Thank you to for offering this book to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review!

Thanks for stopping by! Alicia

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