About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Friday, March 10, 2023

Wherever You Are by Glenys Nellist

Wherever You Are

Wherever you are, God is there.

God is in the gently falling snow, the river, and the honeybee. God is in the people you meet. God is in city streets and country lanes. God is in laughter and tears. No matter where you go, how you are feeling, or what you do, God is with you.

This gentle, reassuring picture book by bestselling author Glenys Nellist and illustrator Sian James encourages children to notice God all around them, in the ordinary people and places of everyday life.


Wherever You Are is a beautiful children's book in every way! It has gorgeous illustrations, easy-to-understand text, a rhyming cadence that children find so appealing, and an inspiring message about God's love. I loved that the illustrations show diversity and the text appeals to different stages of reading ability: children who need to be read to and older children who read for themselves.

Author Glenys Nellist shares that God is always with us, in each and every circumstance. Wherever we are...God is always there. In simple activities, and in everyday moments, He is with us. She also reminds us that "God is in the tears, in the sadness, in the pain. God is in the laughter, and the hope that comes again." These words can certainly apply to older readers! How comforting would these words be to parents who've said an earthly goodbye to their child? For an older adult who's just lost a spouse?

I recently read that you know that a book is good for children when it's also enjoyed by adults. This book is a perfect example! It's for all ages and it's a book that I will love sharing with my granddaughter! I recommend 'Wherever You Are' for families, for church libraries, and for gift-giving, also.

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts and opinions.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I'm an author of thirty+ books for children, including the best-selling Twas the Evening of Christmas, I Wonder: Exploring God's Grand Story, The Wonder That is You, and five popular series: Love Letters from God, Snuggle Time, Little Mole, Twas and Good News.

Here's my little story...

Although I live in Michigan, USA, I was born and raised in a little village in northern England. Four long decades later, I would find myself living across the pond, married to a wonderful man, mum to four adult children and three daughters-in-law, and grandma to three bouncing boys and one gorgeous girl. And as if all that wasn’t blessing enough, I somehow became an author, despite giving up on my first book halfway through.

And if you would have told me then, that this book would one day become a series, that I would begin a second series, and a third… I never would have believed you. The only possible explanation is that our great God is able to do immeasurably more than all I could ever ask or possibly imagine.

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