What if air mail could reach heaven? In this whimsically illustrated story based on the movie, Tyler loses his compass---and writes to ask God where it is. On his way to the mailbox, he encounters grownups with needs---and adds their requests to his. Includes stationery so your 4- to 7-year-olds can write their own letter! 32 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
In Letters to God, written by Patrick and Heather Doughtie, Tyler cant find his compass in his messy room. He remembers his dad told him if he had a problem, he should talk to God about it. So Tyler says, Hey, God, can you please help me find my compass. His room is still a mess and he still cant find his compass, so he decides to write God a letter asking for help.Before he makes it to the mailbox to post his letter, he sees Mrs. Green trying to get her cat down from a tree. He opens his letter and adds a P.S. telling God Mrs. Green needs help, too.Then, he finds his friend Sam sitting on the curb looking sad because her father lost his job. So, he adds a P.S.S. to the letter about Sam. When he sees a beautiful rainbow he adds a P.S.S.S. thanking God for it.After posting his letter, Tyler finds Sam happily playing with her dad and Mrs. Green holding her act in her arms. He then writes a thank-you letter to God.The illustrations by Tammie Lyon are colorful and expressive and sure to please young readers.Stationary is included in the back of the book so your child can write his/her own letter to God.What I Like: This book is based on a true story of Tyler Doughtie. When Tyler passed away at the age of nine after being diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, his father found letters Tyler had written to God when he was ill. This story, one of child-like faith, is one everyone can learn from. What I Dislike: Nothing.Overall Rating: Excellent.Christian Children's Book Review
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Review 2 for Letters to God
Date:March 19, 2010
It's a cute book but I was disappointed as I thought it was going to be based on the movie and the child who actually inspired the movie - but it's about a boy looking for a compass. Still cute and the kids liked it.