God Made You Just Right (Board Book) by Jill Roman Lord
My review: 3 of 5 stars
If not for one important oversight, I would easily have given God Made You Just Right 5 stars. The rhyming text is rhythmic, lively, and uplifting, and the illustrations compliment that lively spirit quite well. Each scene is filled with activity and love. The characters reflect some diversity as well. However, I needed to see a special needs child being active and loved too. For me, it was a glaring, albeit unintentional, omission. When a book is entitled God Made You Just Right, it is vital that all children are represented. Otherwise, the between the lines message reads: God Made You Just Right unless you’re not like one of the children in this book. The text does address uniqueness, and the importance of being yourself, so I give it points for that. But just one depiction of a special needs child being active or lovingly interacting with his family as the other children do in God Made You Just Right would have made all the difference.
In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.