Mary Manz Simon (Author) | Hannah Wood (Illustrator)
In life, children hear the words “I love you” repeatedly, often beginning before birth. However, because love is an abstract concept and young children are concrete thinkers, they must gradually learn to understand love by what they experience. In Where Does Love Hide? children are given the opportunity to see love in action and learn what love looks like.
Mission accomplished. The author set out to explain love in terms that a young child can understand. I think they’ve done very nicely with the simple, practical examples on each page. It’s geared to a very young audience, and it is written in clear, age-appropriate vocabulary.
Cute, fun and colorful. Simple, bold artwork is enhanced by wonderful textures and patterns throughout.
This is a lift-the-flap book. Unfortunately, the flaps are near impossible to lift when the book is new. Once you’ve broken it in, you’ll have no problem. At first pass though, I was struggling to get a fingernail under each flap. I’d suggest a good breaking-in before reading with your kids.
Cute and fun, if a little generic. Lovely use of color and texture. Nice text treatment as well. The big, blocky letters work wonderfully.
About the Author
Mary Manz Simon is an award-winning author whose titles have sold more than three million copies in the Christian channel and are available in ten languages. A long-time columnist for Focus on the Family, Mary has authored numerous articles for a variety of periodicals. Her speaking venues include Book Expo of the American Booksellers Association (BEA), National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), and International Retailing Show of the Christian Booksellers Association (ICRS). She serves as an adviser to MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and was quoted in McCall’s magazine as one of “America’s top parenting experts.”