Book Name: Sammy and His Shepherd
Author: Susan Hunt
Sammy and His Shepherd is a charming child's tale about Sammy, a little sheep, who is under the care of the Shepherd as described in Psalm 23. In the beginning of the book, Sammy meets another sheep who is under the care of a different shepherd. Sammy understands more and more as he sees “My Friend” (that is what Sammy called her because she had no name) in her bare meadow and her thin body, how greatly his Shepherd cares for him and loves him. As time goes on, “My Friend” also gets to witness and understand the love of Sammy's shepherd.
Woven within this story is the revelation of Jesus Christ and how He is our Shepherd- and exactly what that means. I was so blessed by this story: the innocence, the childlike faith that Sammy had in his Shepherd, the love that is portrayed- I was even holding back tears during one of the chapters! The illustrations are gorgeous, simply stunning. I love the vibrancy of the colors and the whimsy in the art. The writing was nice and simple for little ears to understand making it an excellent read aloud. The discussion questions after each chapter contained a corresponding Bible verse with questions and a suggested “activity” for the child to live the lesson that he had just learned. I cannot wait to read this aloud to my brothers and sisters... I hope they love it as much as I did!
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