Welcome to the blog tour for I Hope They Call Me on a Mission by Benjamin Hyrum White and Corey Egbert!
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.
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.
For young LDS children, hearing about missions starts at a young age. Many questions may arise though. Like what exactly does a missionary do anyway? Why do we go on missions. This book takes these questions and gives straightforward answers. It even tells what children can do to prepare for their mission now. It's bright and colorful pictures and clear explanations are sure to entertain and teach our children what exactly a mission is all about.
Since I have a young son, I love children's books. Especially ones that help teach him. This was a fantastic book in that respect. The pictures are bright and fun. They help to illustrate the points very well. I absolutely loved the different topics touched on in relation to missions. I think my favorite one was actually that missionaries get rejected. What a beautiful way to give realistic expectations yet still teach some important life lessons about being true to oneself. This is definitely a book that so many people will enjoy. It keeps the topic light and fun while still being able to teach on a level that children will understand.
Book provided for review.