Saturday, February 19, 2011

Review: God Loves Me More Than That

God Loves Me More Than That (Dandilion Rhymes)Title: God Loves Me More Than That
Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Illustrator:  David Hohn
Genre: Christian children’s picture book
Publisher:  WaterBrook Press
Physical Description: 40-page hardcover
List Price: $9.99
ISBN: 9781400073160
For More Info:

How much love does God have for me?
More than the letters between A and Z.
More than the bumbles in a bumble bee.
God loves me more than that!
As your child revels in each lively rhyme and engaging illustration from this delightful picture book, they’ll learn that God loves them deeper than a wishing well, wider than a semi-truck, louder than thunder, and softer than a kitten’s sneeze.

Each question, presented with charming child-like faith will help your child grasp the great love of God through comparisons and descriptions they can easily understand. In short, they’ll discover that His love is bigger, wider, higher, and deeper than anything they could imagine!
About the Author:
DANDI DALEY MACKALL has written many books for children and adults. She has held a humorist column and served as freelance editor, has hosted over 200 radio phone-in programs, and has made dozens of appearances on TV. Dandi conducts writing assemblies and workshops across the U.S. and keynotes at conferences and young author events. She writes from rural Ohio with her husband, three children, and their horses, dogs, and cats. Visit her at
Esme’s Interview:

What is the book about?  It’s about God and that He loves me more than anything else in the world.

What did you like most?  The part where the little boy shouts LOUD in the football field.

What Mom Liked:

I loved the easy-reading rhyming text, with the sweet story of God’s incredible, unmatched love.  Full of similes kids can relate to, it’s a great introduction to understanding the infinity of God.

Esmé was absolutely enamored with the illustrations.  There’s a little boy in each of them, experiencing some aspect of the vastness of God, often in some fantastical situation kids could only dream of, like being a circus trainer or cowboy or playmate of hippos.  She kept insisting that I tell a story about the picture, not just read the text.

What Mom Didn't Like: 

It was tough to just READ the text due to Esmé’s insistence on the illustration stories that severely taxed my storytelling abilities.  Other than that, I’ve got nothing for you… 

Thanks to WaterBrook Press for the review copy of this book.