Books that I read

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado

One hand, two hands,
Five fingers, ten.
God, thanks, for my hands.
Please, use them again.

After waiting for almost 2 months, finally I received this book on last weekend. The beautiful illustrations straightaway captured the kids' attention and requested me to read for them on that night.

One Hand, Two Hands is written by Max Lucado in rhyming text and illustrated with the charming art of Gaby Hansen. The language is very simple, plus the interactive illustration, it is very easy for the children to understand. It teaches what wonderful things our hands can do from clapping, scratching, latching, squeezing, waving and petting a pup to washing dishes with mommy and putting toys in a box. As I read along, the kids will actively follow along doing all sorts of fun activities using their hands. Besides that, Hao is also attracted by the beautiful and sweet illustration of the book. This is one of the few books that he will sit with me listen to me finish reading the whole book without running around. :)

I like the message of the book - To encourage the children to help others with their hands, and to encourage them to be creative and think about other ways they can use their hands to be helpful. I rate this book 5 out of 5.
Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


smallkucing said...

good that you received the book. I have yet to receive bongaland. Worry the kastam or posman did ahem ahem

cheeyee said...

SK - I not yet received Boongaland also.

Oliveoylz said...

This book sure sounds interesting. Will go check it out at the bookstore.

cleffairy said...

So long oni arrive... I am also waiting for my children bible to arrive. Yet to arrive! Grrr1

mNhL said...

such a high rating. Must be real good.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi CheeYee, always good to read books in this day of computers.
Looks like a very interesting book too.
Have fun, Lee.

Alice Phua said...

Wah, great book and great programme! I still haven't gotten my 'lazy' butt moving to start working out something from this programme.

cheeyee said...

Olive - Yes, this is a very good book for young children around age 2-6. Probably your son won't have much interest on it. :)

Cleffairy - Hehe finally I got the Booga land DVD. Going to watch it this weekend with the kids. :)

mNhL - Yep, good book. We love reading. :)

Uncle Lee - Yeah, I prefer real books than eBook when reading to the children. :)

Alice Phua - Don't be lazy! It is very fast. Just register, wait for a day for them to approve your blog. Once approved you can start requesting book! Most of the times, we have to wait close to one month for the book to arrive. But still worth it!

Alice Law said...

LOL! I think Juan Juan needs this book, atleast would let her realise that 'HANDS ARE NOT FOR HITTING!', kiahahaha!

Great book, I like meaningful chldren rhymes and stories!;)

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