Book Review: One Lost Sheep

LadyD Books Review: One Lost Sheep'Step, step, step
up mountain, steep.
Where, oh where,
is that lost sheep?'
The faithful shepherd counts his 100 sheep and realizes that one of them is missing! Under brambles, behind rocks, the shepherd looks until he finds it again. Children will delight in this fun and engaging tale as they learn that God, like the faithful shepherd, will never let them stray.



About the Author

Rhonda Gowler Green remembers when she started writing - when her four kids all had chicken pox at the same time. It was a very bad week! To keep her sanity, she started writing stories. And she hasn't stopped. Rhonda lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan, with her handsome husband, Gary.

Santiago Cohen has illustrated a variety of projects, from HBO children's specials that have won Emmy and Peabody awards, to episodes of Troubles the Cat for Cartoon Network, as well as children's books for Putnam, Golden Books, and Houghton Mifflin. Santiago lives in Hoboken, NJ with his wife, children, and numerous pets.

Book Review

This beautiful picture book retells Jesus' parable of the lost sheep found in Luke 15:3-4. It has wonderful, warm pastel artwork and delightful rhyme text. Hearts of young children for ages 4-8 will  understand the simple message of a loving shepherd realizing that one of his sheep is missing and leaves the 99 sheep to look for it. This is a fun and engaging book with adorable sheep, attractive shepherd robes, and peaceful pasture settings. I especially like that the heartfelt theme of the story comforts and reassures little ones that they are loved by Jesus, the true and faithful shepherd.

5/5 stars. Highly recommend!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The Friday 56 

"Shepherd lifts that sheep up high, rejoices with a happy sigh."

I realize this is a picture book with 32 pages but I wanted to participate in this popular book meme. Of course, my favorite line in One Lost Sheep is found on the very last page:

Like that shepherd, God above keeps us in his boundless love.

The Lord God is our shepherd too, watching over... me and you.
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This one is a hit with my grandchildren! :=)

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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