With Love, From Me to You By Dr. Mary Manz Simon is an endearing tale for children that helps them to understand what love is and what it can look like. It’s the perfect book to pick up for both boys and girls ages 2- 6 years old during not just the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday season but year round.
In this book, we are introduced to a postman bear that travels here and there on a train. On, this train, we meet several different characters both young and old as the story unfolds. The postman sends good cheer by waving to someone that is alone, stopping to share kindness with someone that is sad, reminding someone who is angry that God loves them, and so forth.
I like there’s the line that loves is more than candies and flowers though those things are nice in the book. It importantly points out love is an action, a good word toward others, and that God is love and we should share him with all both near and far in whatever way we can.
The book is written in a rhyming way so it’s easy to catch on with and listen too. The art is capturing, colorful, and a lot of fun to look at. The animals are sweet and the expressions on their faces go perfectly with the written verse through the story.
My youngest child loved listening to me read this book. She enjoyed the pictures of the animals, insects, flowers,and how the day time shifted to the night as the book ended. She has brought this book to me to read many times in a day. I adore being able to share what love truly is with her with such a delightful offering.
This is a wonderful book to teach children about what true Christian love is and to share about feelings like sadness, anger, and loneliness. There’s so much packed into these pages that can be used as a jumping board into so many life-changing conversations. I recommend it!
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the BookLook Blogger Review Program on behalf of the publisher, Zondervan, to facilitate an honest review of the book. Opinions are my own, alone, and are freely given.