Zondervan kindly sent me a copy of this adorable children's book:
Plot: "Step, step, step up mountain, steep. Where, oh where, is that lost sheep?" One Lost Sheep is written by Rhonda Gowler Greene and is based on the Biblical parable of the lost sheep. A shepherd is tending to his flock of 100 sheep when he notices one is missing. The shepherd leaves the 99 sheep and goes to search for the lost one. He eventually finds the lost sheep and rejoices! The parable is, of course, symbolic for how special we are to God, our Shepherd; how he would search and search for us if we were lost, even if he already had 99 others.
Review: The parable/symbolism is a bit too deep for little ones to understand (they will think it is an actual, true, story), but the book is cute and provides a good introduction to Bible stories.
What struck me the most about this book were its gorgeous illustrations. My photo doesn't even do it justice!
One Lost Sheep also boasts a sweet text that rhymes, making the story fun for little ones to listen to. This book is the perfect read-a-loud for bedtime (or anytime). My 3 year old enjoyed listening to it! We also loved that it is hard back book at an affordable price ($10).
This book was provided for me, all opinions are my own, and I receive no payments if you happen to choose to purchase the book.
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