About the book: It’s never too young to prepare! This charmingly illustrated picture book teaches children what it’s like to be a missionary, from riding a bike to studying the gospel to having a companion, and everything they can do now to be ready so that when the time comes, they’ll be the best missionaries they can be. Colorful and cute, it’s a perfect gift for baptisms and birthdays.
My review: This book is super cute. It depicts two young children with a desire to learn more about what it's like to be a missionary. So they write a letter to their Uncle asking. What he tells them teaches them not only what it's like to be a missionary, but also how they can prepare now to be a good missionary. I loved the cute illustrations. I loved the things that their uncle tells them, but my favorite part was that the kids learn ways that they can be a good missionary even as a child. This is a great book to read to children!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Ben White is the author of 10 Questions to Answer while Preparing for a Mission. He has been a Seminary Teacher from 2003 to the present. He has a M.A. in Religious Education from BYU, B.S. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from BYU. He is an EFY speaker and has recorded two talks with the Mormon Channel on their “For the Youth” program.
About the Illustrator: Corey Egbert has always loved books and art, so when he discovered that he could create both at the same time by being an illustrator, he couldn’t have been happier. His illustrations can be seen in The Niuhi Shark Saga books and the album covers of recording artist Rob Taylor. He lives in Buena Vista, Virginia, with his wife Natalya, son Oliver, and their cat, Rex.
Labels: Ben White, Cedar Fort, Corey Egbert, LDS non-fiction, Lds picture book