“Your Magnificent Chooser” written by John Ortberg and illustrated by Robert Dunn, published by Tyndale House Publishers, is a children’s book geared toward ages 3-6 years old.
This book, written in a simple rhyme style similar to Dr. Suess, teaches children about their “choosers”, the part of them that helps them make choices in life, for good or bad. These choices range from what to wear to school that day to whether or not to be nice to friends. It teaches them that even bad choices can be made right through making different and better choices.
On each page there are fun pictures to go along with the story; the chooser is depicted as a fuzzy balloon with a whimsical face that is cute and caught the attention of my toddler.
I like that this book detailed making choices in a way that a preschooler could understand. I also like that it talked about how, when the child doesn’t know which way they should choose, they can pray and talk to God, who has a better chooser than any person could have.
My only dislike about this book is that because it is written toward such a wide age range, with such a wide range in understanding, this book seemed a little dumbed down to me.
Overall, i would recommend this book to parents of preschoolers, especially to be used as an aid in teaching them to make good choices.
This book was provided to me at no cost from Tyndale Publishing House in return for my honest review.