This story is so sweet and accessible for a 7-yr old girl. My daughter LOVES reading it together.
This is one of the finest books for children that I have read in the past 25 years. Specifically it deals with a young girl wondering if God really can know who she is since their are billions of people on earth. He answers her in a dream in a way that she learns that he really does know her and all people individually. In the dream she is taken around the world to visit individual children in Ghana, China, Tahiti and Africa and is taught that God knows them individually just as he knows Libby. Great Story, Great Art Work, Great Read. Actually good for adults too as it reaffirms that God knows us individually not just as part of billions of people. --Lonnie Lockhart
Libby Boom is one of the cutest Children's books I have read in a long time. I saw it on the table by the check out at Deseret Book and was drawn to the wistful face drawn by Tuesday Mourning. The cover has raised lettering and a textured pattern feel as well as pink and white polka dots every little girl and mom will love. But, the real treasure lies in the hopeful message.
Libby is a little girl who wants to know if her Heavenly Father hears her prayers and if He knows who she is in the vast expanse of people and places. As she whispers to Him she is taken in a dream to meet other children with the same hopes in Africa, Hong Kong and Tahiti. The mixed media collages and graphite sketches paint a magical journey for readers. The writing is personal and meaningful.
Along the way Libby learns she is heard. She is loved and she is known. A sweet feeling of peace will enter as you read these words to your children. This is a book that will be treasured for years to come as a place to record feelings and photos as well. It receives five stars from me and four thumbs up from my children. Special thanks to Catherine Rae Purves and Tuesday Mourning for giving us the gift of Libby Boom- I want to Be Baptized.
We love this colorful book. the illustrations are beautiful and the story is compelling and touching. It will have a place in our library and we will treasure it always.
Wow! This is the perfect gift book for anyone getting baptized or thinking about it. I just gave it to one of my Christian friends who was going to be baptized and they loved it too.
I can't recommend it highly enough. Great message and beautiful illustrations. Can't wait for the next book!
Sandra Los Angeles
This book is the perfect gift for any child. I love everything about it from the charming illustrations and wonderful writing to the paper it was printed on. I also loved the cute little touches through out the book like the 'about me' page. I think this is what the nieces and nephews will be getting for Xmas this year!
My daughter is getting baptized this month. She got Libby Boom as a gift for her birthday, and she loved it. Sometimes books for kids are tedious for adults to read to them, not this one! It is written from Libby's perspective, all in verse. The illustrations are also very cute. I really enjoyed it!
Libby Boom was such a joy to read. It captured my attention from the start to finish. It was full of amazing illustrations and details. It is a delightful book to read at any age. I cant wait for the next book to come out. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves
I bought this book for my daughter who is seven and a half and am in love with it. I love the style of writing and beautiful message, the beautiful and unique illustrations...this will be one we treasure for a long time!