“Weekdays are for school and Saturday’s for having fun. But Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Sunday is for God.”
A boy longs to play in the river on this hot summer day, but instead he has to sit quietly in a pew. His collar itches and his tie’s too tight—why does the Lord care whether people get dressed up for church, anyway? But as hymns and prayers fill the room, he begins to appreciate the simple beauty of a day set aside for family and prayer. At the end of the service, he explains a prayer to his little sister by whispering, “The Lord will take care of us no matter what. Like Momma and Daddy”—a deeply comforting message for young readers.
From the Hardcover edition.
About Lou Fancher
Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher have collaborated on many award-winning and bestselling picture books, including Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou. Steve and Lou live in Moraga, California, with their son, Nicholas. Visit their website at www.johnsonandfancher.com
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2009: "Simple and joyous."
Sunday Is for God by Michael McGowan; illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson