Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are my honest opinion.
One of the most beautiful things I think humans make are picture books that show the magnitude of God’s love. Mama, Sing My Song, written by Amanda Seibert and illustrated by Sally Garland, published by Tommy Nelson, is just one of those books. As I read through it for the first time, I just imagined what joy my girls would have gotten from this reminder of God’s love when they were little. And it dawned on me that they will still enjoy hearing the words of this book, reminding them that they are special, they are unique and that God made each of them. (I was right. When my oldest saw the book, she just oohed and aahed over how neat it was and asked me if I was keeping it.)
Mama, Sing My Song is a sweet rhyming book that begins with the child asking his mama to sing his song. Then Mama takes over the sings his song. The song tells the child that he is “one of a kind, perfectly made, and uniquely designed.” The rhymes continue on each page of the book, with a change in script from print to cursive showing the adjectives God desires for every person to know and understand. Joy, love, special, very wonderful, enough, beautiful, dearly loved – these are just a few of the adjectives that help the child see that he is unlike anyone else and that he is important to God.
A beautiful moment occurs in the song when Mama says “But…” She takes the time to tell the child that there is someone who has known and loved him much longer than she and that God has been “singing over you all along.” The next few pages are God speaking to the child, telling him that He has loved him, that he is a special child. The child questions that but Mama reminds him of the truth. “As much as I love you, my dear, it’s a fact: God loves you a million times more than that! From the top of your head to your wiggly toes, whatever you do and wherever you go, as deep as the sea, as high as the stars, forever and ever, just as you are.”
The words throughout are touching but when the pictures are added, it becomes something even more special. The illustrations are sweet, perfectly complementing the text. The sweet images of Mama rabbit with her baby bunny begin and end the book. In between, we see pictures of mamas and babies from the animal kingdom illustrating the text well.
Included at the front and the back of the book are places to personalize the book. This book will make a lovely baby gift for a family expecting their own little one who needs to hear often how unique and special they are, how much God loves them, and that they are never alone. This wonderful book is one I am pleased to recommend.
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⇒ Book Name Mama Sing My Song
⇒ Author Amanda Seibert
⇒ Publisher Tommy Nelson
⇒ Purchase Link – can be purchased on Amazon
⇒ Release Date: August 24, 2022
⇒ Genre: Children’s / Christian
Amanda Seibert, founder of Mama Sing My Song, the popular company that creates personalized songs for parents to gift to their children, knows that the words we speak over our little ones can shape them for years to come. Mama, Sing My Song is a beautiful children’s book about God’s big love, giving families affirming words to shower on their kids, revealing the bright joy, deep care, and unending love they have in their hearts.
Lori, At Home.