Reviewer: Cierra Loften
This less than 15 page children's book was a very quick read, though delightful, nonetheless. It covers the basic principles of living a life for God in a way that is very clear, fun, and easy to understand for children. Even though I am in my twenties, I couldn't help but be uplifted by this lovely book. While there is nothing particular that stands out about 'Jesus Loves Me When I Dance,' if you're looking for a sweet, to the point book to read to your children about the love God has for them, pick this one up! Overall, I would give this book a 4 Star rating. The cover is cute and inviting, the main character centers around the author's granddaughter (so cute!) and the style is very quick to follow and devour in no time. This is a Christ-centered novel that can easily be read over and over again!
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
When I saw the cover of this book I thought, "What a cutie!" When I saw the title however, I was overjoyed because I have three little "great-nieces" who are dancers and would probably love this book. I contacted the author, Glynis Belec and asked her who the little cutie on the front cover was and she informed me it was her granddaughter who did an impromptu photo-shoot with her mom on the way home from ballet class one day. When the author saw them, she immediately knew she had to write a story around them and this book is the result.
This delightful little rhyming book reinforces in its young readers that Jesus loves them in all stages of their development. He loves them when they are dancing and when they are playing and enforces the truth that Jesus is the best friend they will ever have.
If you have young dancers in your home and want to encourage them in their faith (and their dance) grab a copy. You'll be glad you did!
Reviewer: Mary Hosmar
This delightful children’s picture book is filled with truths. The poetry and charming photos will keep the very young enthralled. Older children will enjoy reading it for themselves.
The photos compliment and illustrate the text and the child’s facial expressions will evoke a response from even the youngest readers. Glynis Belec has taken Amanda Belec Newton’s photography and added the poetry and together they have created a picture book which reassures children about Jesus’ love for them.