Monday, February 22, 2010

Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas

“Love Your Heart” by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas tells the story of a young girl struggling with what talent she should present at her school talent show. She goes back and forth between various talents, which she discusses with her father, but she finally chooses the one that she thinks will win the show. When the time of the show comes, she makes a decision that shows what kind of young girl she is; either the kind that would selflessly help others or the kind that would do anything to win a trophy.

Overall, I thought the book was cute, with easily understandable words for children and nice graphics. Although I don’t have any children, I selected this book with my 4 year old cousin in mind. She loves books that she can flip through herself, and she enjoys looking at the pictures. This is a book that she will enjoy having read to her and one she can also enjoy on her own by looking at the pictures. The little dog running throughout the book will keep all young animal lovers interested.

The theme of the book was one which all parents want to teach their children; there is nothing more important than showing others kindness and compassion. The main character in the story learns through her kindness that the most important thing is not winning but what is in your heart.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their 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.”