From acclaimed author and illustrator Hans Wilhelm comes a charming picture book for children. Beautifully illustrated and based on the well-known hymn, this book will be read again and again.
Hans Wilhelm is the author and illustrator of 200 books for children and adults with over 35 million copies in print. His books have won numerous international awards and prizes like the prestigious Gold Medallion Book Award of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Along with the jaunty verse (actually the lyrics of a well-known hymn) as sunny as this paper-over-board book's bright yellow cover, Wilhelm (the Dinofours series) introduces a downy, daffodil-hued duckling happy in its role as one of Jesus' chosen little ones. "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,/ To shine for Him each day./ In every way to please Him,/ At home, at school.../ ...at play." Very young children will want to dive right into the breezy watercolor-and-pencil scenes crafted with an up-close, duckling's-eye-view perspective and awash in comforting, golden light. Young readers will also easily grasp the theme of striving to be a shining example of Jesus' lessons about kindness, love and acceptance. Ages 3-5 (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.