THE MIRACLE OF YOU by Cleere Cherry Reaves
ILLUSTRATOR: Alejandra Barajas
GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson
RELEASE DATE: March 14, 2023
A lyrical picture book from Cleere Cherry Reaves of the popular brand Cleerely Stated, The Miracle of You celebrates the unconditional love of a parent and the uniqueness of your child among all the beauty of God’s creation.
From the creatures that swim deep in the sea to the galaxies that reach far and wide, the world is filled with the color and creativity of God. Yet nothing compares to experiencing His miraculous design like the gift of the child He has given you.
When Cleere Cherry Reaves’s son was born three months prematurely, Cleere and her husband watched as their child–their miracle–fought for his life, developed, and began to thrive. In The Miracle of You, Cleere’s poetic words speak for every parent and grandparent in awe at the God-given miracle of their little ones.
This read-aloud book for boys and girls ages 4 to 8
- pairs heartwarming rhymes with whimsical artwork;
- teaches children that Jesus is the giver of miracles;
- is a perfect gift for a baby shower, baptism, baby dedication, child’s birthday, or Mother’s Day;
- serves as a stunning decorative piece in nurseries and children’s bedrooms; and
- builds a healthy self-esteem in kids, focusing on who they are, not what they do.
A love letter to the child of your heart, The Miracle of You reminds children that they are more marvelous than anything else God created and loved beyond anything they could ever imagine.
I fell in love with this book from the front cover – that endearing little boy with the big blue eyes reminded me so much of my nephews & my heart just affectionately flipped over in my chest. Then I opened to the first page and quickly fell in love all over again. Not just with the illustrations – though, those are supremely adorable – but also with the message of this sweet little picture book.
He crafted your sweet smile,
and He made your bright eyes too.
Can anything that God
has made compare to precious you?
In a world where the value of life is diminished by the day, it’s so important that our littles have people who are speaking truth into their lives. Truth like “You are precious,” or “You are one of God’s miracles”, or “You are created to be exactly you.” And The Miracle of You is a great starting point! From all of God’s creations in the ocean, to the moon and stars and the whole universe and even the animals (including the family dog), children are reminded that none of these amazing miracles compare to the miracle of the child(ren) to whom the book is being read.
Bottom Line: The Miracle of You is – in a word – adorable. The affirming text by Cleere Cherry Reaves reminds children how dearly they are loved by their parents or grandparents or even their cool aunt (depending on who is reading it to them) and that they are precious because they were created by God. The illustrations by Alejandra Barajas completely stole my heart, and I dare you not to melt over the insanely cute kids that grace these pages. I loved the diversity in those illustrations (“God’s love is found on lots of different faces!”) and the bright colors that will surely draw children to this book. A definite asset to any home library!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / loved it!
Cleere Cherry Reaves is the owner and creator of Cleerely Stated, a successful online boutique, whose inspirational products can be found in retail stores all over the United States. She is also the host of the growing Let’s Be Cleere podcast. Known for her relatable writing style, Cleere’s mission is to help others see themselves and the world around them through the eyes of Jesus. Cleere and her husband, Will, live in Greenville, North Carolina, and welcomed their first child, son Sledge, into the world in the summer of 2021. Connect with Cleere at her website.
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What about you? What makes you want to read The Miracle of You by Cleere Cherry Reaves with a little one in your life?