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You’re More Than a Sprout

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You're More Than a Sprout
Illustrator: Sarah Demonteverde
Published: April, 2021

Welcome to the Old and New, Book Review where my kids and I read children’s books together and briefly share our thoughts.

Genre: Picture Book

Ages: 4-8 years

Author: Jill Roman Lord

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Illustrator: Sarah Demonteverde

Publisher: B&H Kids, April 2021

Accelerated Reader: No

My Favorite Part: The beautifully written rhyme and amazing illustrations

My Son’s Favorite Part: “You and Dada call me Sprout. It’s a book about me!”

Availability: Amazon hardback

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The Review

You’re More Than a Sprout begins with a tiny bamboo seed floating over God’s creation. He is overwhelmed by the beauty and filled with excitement. Suddenly his soaring comes to a halt as he hits the ground and remains in the dark for a long time.

Frustrated, the seed complains. The kind, wise moon encourages the little seed to be patient. Soon the seed sends out roots and sprouts. Before long he breaks through the ground. As he develops into a tall bamboo shoot, he and the moon have more conversations as the moon shows the once little sprout all the ways bamboo can be used to help others. Through the moon’s guidance, the bamboo shoot learns he was made for a much greater purpose than he could have ever imagined.

This beautifully illustrated, lyrical book is written from a Christian perspective and generates natural questions and conversations between children and adults. There is a parent’s page in the back to help with discussion and deeper understanding which is a great bonus feature. I highly recommend adding this book to your personal library.

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2 thoughts on “You’re More Than a Sprout
  1. Jill Lord

    Thank you, Christy! I am so glad your family and little sprout loved it! I appreciate you sharing your opinions! God bless!

    • christyadams008

      You’re very welcome. Keep up the beautiful writing. You are a blessing!

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