Monday, November 9, 2009

God's Blessings at Farm Creek Pond

In God’s Blessings at Farm Creek Pond, author Nancy Phillips takes us to her favorite spot, Farm Creek Pond, which just happens to be in her own backyard. She shows and describes all the amazing creatures that come to her pond: deer, birds, butterflies, weasels, turtles and frogs. She shows us that God’s wonders, his blessings, are close by; we don’t have to go far to find them. As she says:

“God gives us so many blessings…All we have to do is learn to take the time and notice. Open up your own back door, step out, stop and then focus.”

Psalms 104:24 is given as a reference for this book: “Oh Lord, how many are Thy works! In wisdom Thou has made them all, the earth is full of Thy possessions.”

The illustrations by Barbara Hicks are wonderful. The colorful paintings are so life-like they make you feel like you can touch and feel the animals in them.

What I Like: The illustrations. Like I said, they are very life-like and a delight to look at.

What I Dislike: The text is written in rhyme, and as you know, I’m not a big fan. Unfortunately, even though the text is descriptive, the rhythm and rhyme just don’t work well in several places.

Overall Rating: Very good.

Age Appeal: The publisher does not give a target audience for this book but I would say it’s ages 5-9.

Publisher Info:
Lifevest Publishing, Inc., 2008; ISBN: 1598795538; Hardcover, $17.99.

Buy now at $13.49!

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