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God loves you, Little Peanut

Text by Annette Bourland

Published by Zonderkidz 

ISBN: 9780310768883 - Hardcover - 32 pages - 2/8 years - 23 x 23 cm / 9 x 9 inches


God Loves You, Little Peanut is a heartwarming premium picture book about the deep bond between a parent, grandparent, or any loved one and their little one. From playtime to bedtime, silly time to cuddle time--the sweet rhymes and adorable illustrations show many different wonderful moments shared with a child, reminding boys and girls how special they are and how much they are loved.

God Loves You, Little Peanut

  • Is perfect for fans of authors like Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You)

  • Makes a wonderful gift for Father's Day, a new baby, baptism, birthday, or any occasion to show your child or grandchild they will always be your little peanut

  • Is a premium picture book featuring a cuddly and engaging cover and adorable animals throughout

Advance praise on NetGalley:

"God Loves You, Little Peanut is the celebratory feeling that a parent, grandparent, guardian or anyone for that matter feels when a brand new little one enters into their lives. Pure joy! This delightful rhyming book showcases playtimes, adventure times, and snuggle times that occur as a baby progresses throughout the day. Anthropomorphic animals open a lens to the reader as to how baby and parent share and covet each moment together from morning until night. Children will identify with those feelings knowing that they too feel special and loved in their own family. The illustrations are beautifully crafted. They are colourful and heartwarming. This premium picture book will make a wonderful gift for a newborn baby, a baptism, a birthday or anytime love wants to be expressed to one another. I highly recommend this book."  

Marilyn Panton, Storywraps

"Love it!!! The book God Loves You, Little Peanut by Annette Bourland is an adorable book that birth parents and kids alike will love. I absolutely love the message and the story. The pictures are gorgeous and super cute; I love the use of all the different colors and themes (seasons and time of day). I can see this being a book that will be gifted over and over to new parents and kids. Absolutely adore this book!"  Reviewer 632780

"(...) It was adorable. God Loves You, Little Peanut was a cozy little book with adorable illustrations. The prose was lovely, the message even more so. I wish I had this book around when I was a kid. I'll definitely be looking for it when it is released to buy for someone in my family." Makayla R 

"Such a sweet book that captures the wonder and awe of being a parent. Who will you be? What adventures will we have? This is a sweet way to explore that with kids and invite questions about our own life. I loved that each page has just a couple of short rhymes (have you ever read a kids book that felt like a novel?) and the illustrations are precious. Will definitely be purchasing this for our library!"  Mary V


"(...) A sweet picture book on all the different ways parents and God love you. It is filled with joy. A child feels love when they are enjoyed and not thought of has burden to bear. With different animals on each page, mom and dad are having fun with their little peanut (...)" Jeanie S

"I absolutely adored this beautiful book! It’s perfect to read to a baby from birth until school age. Beautiful illustrations, and great rhyming make this perfect for any child’s library."  Samantha J, Media

"Beautiful story that depicts the love of a parent for a child. I loved the illustrations, all the different animals that were included and the use of rhyme in the book. This is a Christian based book and would be a great addition to any child's library."  

Cara M, Educator

"What a cute adorable book. I read this with my 6 year old and she loved the illustrations and cute little nickname. I love that it was a book that sparked conversations about the future and relationships with my daughter. I am planning to buy a couple copies of this to gift to a few people with young children that would really enjoy this story."  Dianna T


"What a sweet book with a special sentiment. I love the message that, "God loves you and I love you." What a perfect book for parents to read their little ones. I love the illustrations as well."  Amanda K

"This book is wonderfully adorable. The story is sweet and the illustrations are very kid-friendly. This would make a great gift for a baby shower or first Mother's Day!"

Cassie S


"God Loves You, Little Peanut by Annette Bourland is a beautifully written, beautifully illustrated story of the love between parents, grandparents, and a child. Filled with special, shared moments, this book would make a beautiful gift. My own daughter was a "Peanut," and this line towards the end of the story resonates deep: One day you'll be my size, perhaps even taller. I'll still call you Peanut and wish you were smaller. Please pass the tissues!" Carolyn D, Librarian

"God Loves You, Little Peanut is a super sweet book about the love between a parent and child. It would make a wonderful baby shower gift."  Librarian 650909

"This was such a cute book! I love the bright, vivid pictures that helped to keep the kids attention. It was short, sweet and lovely. Perfect for a kids book! The kids already asked to read it again. I cant wait to add this to our shelves. Thank you so much this wonderful opportunity and a new favorite for my family."  Reviewer 657553


"This is a sweet, positive little rhyming Christian picture book in which a parent tells a child how much he/she is loved. Lovely watercolor illustrations show different animal families having fun together as the narrator describes how wonderful life will be as the child grows up and how much he/she is loved by the narrator and by God (...)"  

Alicia B, Media

"A good book to add to the bedtime rotation for young children. it is wonderfully illustrated and I love that it shows scenes of all different types of animals loving their children."  Lindsay M


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