I Know The Plans by Jennifer Bosma: Book Review

I Know the Plans is a must read. Check out the post below to learn why!

Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) “Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

With the constant state of connection technology brings our children, it is so important to instill in them biblical truth. We must raise our children to cling to God rather than society. In order to provide a good foundation for our little ones, we must introduce God’s word in a child-friendly manner early on so they might understand. One way to aid us in this important endeavor is utilizing children’s books. And one such book we all should add to our home libraries for our kids is I Know the Plans by Jennifer Bosma.

Book Overview

Book cover of I Know the Plans; complex image with pastel rainbow and clouds in background. Illustrated rabbit and baby rabbit, post with owl on top of it, and white flowers with yellow centers.

I Know the Plans uses engaging rhyme paired with verses of Scripture to plant the seeds of God’s love in the hearts of little ones. Jennifer’s words paired with Beth Snider’s beautiful illustrations will engage young readers as they learn that God has a plan for their life.

Though targeted for Pre-K and primary students, I believe elementary students will also enjoy the poignant lessons woven in this sweet book. You and your family will want to pull this out again and again for read-alouds, and each time you will be reminded of the importance of listening for God’s guidance all your days.

My Review

This short, beautiful book is one I recommend for all home libraries. Parents, grandparents, church leaders, and teachers will love having I Know The Plans to share with the children in their lives. An easy 5-star read, I’ve already added it to my own shelves.

I Know the Plans released February 6, and is now available for purchase! You can order your own copy here.

Suggested Activity Pairing

Once reading I Know the Plans with your little one(s), break out paper and crayons! Challenge your child(ren) to draw a picture of their family. While they are drawing, remind them that parents help them always. One of the biggest ways parents help is by teaching about God’s love. Remind them that God loves them and created them for a purpose! With older children, go a step further and ask them what are some of the talents God gave them.

Share a photo of your child’s (or children’s) drawing on Instagram. Use the hashtag #Iknowtheplansdrawing23 so Jennifer and I can see them!

Preview for Next Week’s Post

Next week, I am interviewing Jennifer so we can better get to know the author behind I Know the Plans. Remember to hit the “follow” button for The Unicorn Writer’s blog so you don’t miss it!

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Published by Kayla E. Green

Kayla E. Green is a school librarian, speculative fiction author, and poet. When she isn’t writing, reading, or going on adventures with her husband, she loves singing loudly and off-key to KLove Radio, snuggling her dogs, and pretending she’s a unicorn. Her award-winning YA fantasy novella, Aivan: The One Truth, and her inspirational poetry collection, Metamorphosis, are now available through book retailers. Kayla also has stories and poems featured in various anthologies. Follow The Unicorn Writer's blog for book reviews, author interviews, writing advice, and more bookish fun!

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