Reviewer: Margaret Welwood
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, KJV)
There is a great deal of truth, wisdom and sound doctrine in the pages of this book, and the love of the writer for God and His Word, and for the people God has created, shine though his words.
However, I feel that there is far too much information for the age group for which the book is intended.
To begin with, I took the liberty of checking out a section with the Fry Graph, and it yielded a score of grade 7. However, this book is intended to be read by children between the ages of eight and twelve, and their parents.
Even more problematic is the mass of information, some of it repeated, that is presented. In order to make the book accessible to eight- to twelve-year-olds, I suggest the following:
I hope my comments will not be seen as discouraging; they are not meant to be. Although I haven’t written much for tweens, I am somewhat familiar with this age group and believe that the above suggestions may help to make this important information more accessible. As it stands, I believe this book is a valuable resource for adults who work with this age group in a Christian setting.
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