A Wonderful Book for Children and Parents Reviewed by Marygrace Sidovar Sorensen
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Child of Mine, Know This is a wonderful picture book conveying to children of all ages the blessed, unique gift they are to the world by sharing many of the spiritual secrets of life. The photos are engaging with wonderful contrast and colors focusing on children and their caregivers. It talks about choosing our families and touches on reincarnation by referring to being together before. It speaks about the body the child has chosen for this lifetime and how it starts out small, but that in God’s eyes their small bodies are the same as an adult’s. It illustrates that at a soul level we are the same. The text encourages the reader as a parent to make promises to love and care for their children by assisting them in becoming the best spiritual beings they can be by journeying together as a family. It also speaks of the promises the child made to the parents before it was born and of the gifts and treasures they will bring into their lives. “You promised to show me the meaning of unconditional love by allowing me to love you.” Imparting equality with children in the eyes of God, as spiritual beings and our oneness, this is a wonderful book for parents and children with an unusual design. The photographs in the book can easily be covered by your own photos of your children by taping them directly onto the pages. While the majority of the photographs are standard-sized snapshots, some readers may not have 2”x3” or 5”x7” photos handy to tape into the book. I love the book’s simple sharing of deep truths I want to share with my child. But more importantly, the children I shared it with enjoyed the book, too, and they wanted to see their pictures taped in it as well. I believe children and all who care for them will benefit by sharing the light, inspired words of this delightful gem.