Friday, September 10, 2010
Book Review: One Hand, Two Hands
However, I just wasn't a big fan of Max Lucado's attempt at meter and rhyme. While he is an amazing author of both adult and children's books (I'm a HUGE fan of his books about the Wemmicks!), he is more of a picture-painter of words rather than a writer of children's poetry. I've seen better rhymes written by unknown authors in bargain books. So, sorry, Max, but I think you should stick to your God-given gift of prose and leave the poetry to people better suited for the task.
Do I recommend this book to others? The message is great, so I think it would enrich any child's life. However, if you're bothered by imperfect meter and almost there rhymes, then go with another inspirational picture book that teaches kids to do the write thing.
Thomas Nelson sent me a copy of this book to review. This gift has in no way affected my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.