Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Wanted to Know All about God

Teaching kids that God is a tangible person even though we can't see Him can be a tricky thing. With I Wanted to Know All about God by Virginia L. Kroll, parents get a hand. The book teaches that even though we can't see God, He's everywhere with us.
"I wanted to know all about God,
so I went out looking for him in signs of his creation.

I wondered what God does in the mornings.
Then I smelled the dew on the grass at dawn."
The Monet-esque illustrations for I Wanted to Know All about God are by Debra Reid Jenkins.

What I Like: The ideas in this book are very easy for little ones to grasp. I think it helps make God more tangible to them. I can't say enough good things about the illustrations, too. Every image reminds me of impressionist artists, with soft, inviting colors.

What I Dislike: Nothing, though this book definitely reminds me of another book I reviewed recently: God's Light, Shining Bright.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 4 - 8, but for the board book edition, I'd suggest baby - 5.

Publisher Info: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 1994, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-8028-5380-6; Hardback, 10 PGS., $7.99

Buy it Now at Christianbook.com for $5.99
OR Buy it at Amazon.com for $7.99.

Special Info: This book is also available as a full-length hardback for $15.00 and paperback for $8.99 through Amazon.

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