Monday, June 18, 2012

God Made Something Beautiful

Nature is filled with lots of wonderful things. In God Made Something Beautiful by Penny Reeve and illustrated by Roger de Klerk, kids learn to look for the extraordinary in everyday life.

The two unnamed children in the story are out for a walk, and they happen across all kinds of interesting things--animals, trees, birds, flowers. They discover an eye looking at them through a bush, and they have to figure out what goes along with it--first tail feathers, then loose feathers, finally a whole peacock!

What I Like: The story is simple and straightforward for young children and early readers. Finding the animals is fun! My daughter (3 1/2 years old) quickly pointed out out everything the pages asked us to look for, and then some.

The illustrations are vibrant and engaging. There's also a Bible verse on every page to accompany the story.

What I Dislike: Only one minor thing: The kids in the book, probably around the age of 6 or 7, are by themselves, with no parents around. Granted, this is a Scottish book, so maybe it's a little more acceptable across the pond to allow your younger kids to go on a nature walk alone. This didn't detract from my family's enjoyment of this book, though.

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: 2 - 5

Publisher Info: Christian Focus Publications, 2002; ISBN: 978-1-85792-773-3; Paperback, 16 pgs., $4.99

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Special Info: As this is a Scottish publisher, there are a few instances of English spellings.

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