Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Picture Book for a Day for a Year: Day 8

Picture Book: This Little Light of Mine

Illustrator: E.B. Lewis

Summary: This beautifully illustrated version of the African-American spiritual has a young boy looking in the mirror and then interacting with neighbors in delightful and helpful ways including offering comfort to a boy who is upset and then inviting him to play basketball.

Hanna’s Comments: There are several other books of this song, some with an audio component, some combined with other songs. I found a board book version that I like for young children by Mcnicholas. For children 4 and up, I especially like these illustrations. The score is in the back.

Publisher & Date of Publication: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005

Age and Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Preschool and up

# of Pages: 32

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: None at present

PBT Category: Song Book

PBT Topics this Book connects with: abilities, action, adoration, authenticity, bravery/courage, choir/music/singing/songs, communication, community, confidence, darkness/evening/night, emotions/feelings, encouragement, generosity/giving/offering/stewardship, gifts/giftedness/talents, gladness/happiness, goodness, gospel/good news, helping, hospitality, image of God, intercession, joy, kindness, kingdom of god, leadership/servant leadership, light/morning, neighbors, neighborhood, openness, outreach, participation, passion, pleasing God/the Shema, power, presence, reflection (self), response to God, righteousness, risking, satisfaction, social justice

Scripture Connections: the Lord is my light & my salvation (Psalm 27:1), a lamp under a jar (Luke 8:16), a city on a hill (Matthew 5:14-16)

Idea(s) for Application: a children’s music class

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