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If you’re a parent and you don’t know the name Sally Lloyd-Jones, then we need to have a talk. And if you don’t have the Jesus Storybook Bible {written by Ms. Lloyd-Jones} in your home, well, I’m not sure we can be friends.

Ok, I ‘m just kidding about that, but I really do feel that strongly about your need to know of Sally and own her wonderful writing for children. Your collection really MUST start with the Jesus Storybook Bible, but it shouldn’t stop there.

Song of the Stars is a lovely Christmas book for the kiddos, especially if they love animals! How to Get a Job…by Me, the Boss leaves my crying tears of laughter and hardly able to read the next line EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. we read it.

And now there is Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale, the newest addition to Sally’s long list of delightful children’s books.

Poor Doreen

Miss Doreen Randolph-Potts is an Ample Roundy Fish with a wonderful outlook on life heading off to visit family. Even though we can see Poor Doreen’s trip taking one turn for the worse after another, Doreen sees only fun and adventure along the way. She may be naive, but she’s also enjoying the ride!

The boys and I have had many laughs over Doreen’s misconceptions {and Little J does the BEST voices when reading it!}, but there are so many other things to love about Poor Doreen! The illustrations by Alexandra Boiger are just fabulous – colorful and detailed and just delightfully perfect for this tale. And as a fun bonus for budding learners and readers, Sally has included letters whimsically hidden in animals and shapes throughout the story!

Although Doreen may be positive to the point of being in danger, I still find Poor Doreen to be a wonderful example of facing life’s adventures and trials with a positive attitude. While we shouldn’t be expected to do a happy dance when things don’t go our way, we can always look for the positive and see God’s hand at work in all things!

Poor Doreen is available TODAY! Add it to your family’s library and enjoy this colorful fishy tale over and over again!

Which Sally Lloyd-Jones book is your favorite?


*I received a review copy of Poor Doreen. I was not compensated in any other way for this post, and all opinions are 100% my own!