Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
God Loves You by Dominique Wilkins is about Jack and Jennifer, and their imaginary friends. Jack's imaginary friends are not as good as Jennifer's imaginary friend, Michael the angel. When Jack is portrayed as a bad boy, the character of Jennifer is more peaceful and happy. The book is a moving story of how they discover God through their own experiences and how they learn to understand good from evil.
I found the story soul-searching. It's a beautiful way of introducing a child to the existence of God. Michael, Jennifer's imaginary angel, does that in a very subtle manner. The illustration of Psalm 23 in the story is very powerful. It's very important to inculcate good morals and values in a child at the early stages of their lives. It is these values that go on to last longer. Their thoughts are channeled in the right direction.
The illustrations are vivid and colorful. They capture the essence of the characters and the story. And along with the story, illustrations are also inspirational. God Loves You is a book with a message and it's very important the child grasps that message.
Teaching about God and his love is a must and it is interesting for a child when this is effected with a story and some illustrations. The characters of Jack and Jennifer and how their faith in God is reaffirmed is the most beautiful part of the book.