Friday, February 13, 2015

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 300

Dynamic Duo: Book 2

Picture Book: Where Do Giggles Come From?

Author: Diane Muldrow

Illustrator: Anne Kennedy 

Summary: This fun rhyming book is comprised of a series of animal parents commenting on how they enjoy it when their children giggle. There’s an affectionate declaration: “I love to get your giggle going every single day.” Giggle-evoking situations vary from funny faces to chasing butterflies. At the end, you’ll find a version of the title question and an answer: “From deep inside your belly!”

Hanna’s Comments: This is the 2nd offering in a PBT Dynamic Duo of Little Golden Books. Look back at yesterday’s offering for details and links to search more Little Golden Book titles for use in ministry or to read to your own children/grandchildren. There is also a fun link to a history of Little Golden Books. This book would be a wonderful way to acknowledge God’s gift of joy (and giggles) with very young children. As you read, simply tell them several times, especially at the end, that God (or use a name for God that you prefer) is the one who created our bodies so that they would be ready to giggle. Add that God loves it when we giggle. If you are in a school or church setting, don’t worry that this book seems to be designed for parents to read. It’s so fun, children won’t notice, and many of these situations you might share with your students.  

Original Publisher & Date of Publication: Random House, 2011 

Age & Grade Appropriateness: 3 and up, Pre and up

# of Pages: 24

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: Tablet

PBT Category: Post 2K

PBT Topics this Book connects with: action, affection, babies/children, communication, emotions/feelings, gladness/happiness, joy, love, nurturing, parents/parental love, play, pleasing God

Scripture Connections: And Sarah said (regarding the birth of her son), “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me. (Genesis 21:6); a joyful heart is good medicine (Proverbs 17:22); rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. (Philippians 4:4); count it all joy (James 1:2).

Idea(s) for Application: Read this book to a group of young children while acknowledging God as the source of our laughter and joy.