Today I’m reviewing another children’s book. This one is from The Good Book Company author Steph Williams titled The Boy Who Shared His Sandwich!
This is part of Williams’ Little Me, Big God series. You can check out my review of her book The Easter Fix here.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
This is another cute picture book for young readers. Taking a look at the story of the feeding of the 5,000, Williams looks at how the people were fed. One of the things that stood out to me in the choice for illustrations was how similarly the people were dressed, and how human Jesus looked… we often picture Jesus as majestic, royal, righteous, but in The Boy Who Shared His Sandwich! Jesus is dressed just as normal and plain as the other people in this book, which made his humanity really pop out to me. I don’t know if this was a conscious choice, but I thought it was really interesting.
Another interesting point is when the story asks HOW Jesus could have fed all the people… the illustration is done to pose a child asking this question… and it’s amusing the way this is done… it’s almost like there is frustration in this question, the way a kid might be frustrated when they can’t figure something out… or loudness…
I think this is a cute book and I think it’s a good choice if you’re looking for a book to add to a children’s collection for Bible stories you’d like your child to learn about.