From the publisher:
When God created my toes, did he make them wiggle? Did he know I’d giggle?
Did he have to hold his nose, when God created my toes?
This charming picture book allows your child to imagine what it was like when God created them. From the top of their heads to the tips of their toes they will explore and understand God’s delight in creating them.I have mixed feelings about this book. The pictures were delightful -- my favorite page is the one Trina is looking at here:
Through rhyming lines and vivid illustrations children will gain confidence and self-esteem when they begin to fully realize how perfectly, intricately, and uniquely God created them.
In this spread, the text is about God creating my hands, and the little girl has tubes of open paint, paint all over her hands, and handprints on the sofa, the wall, and the painting hanging above the couch. Mom, in the corner with her hands on her head -- oh, yeah, I've been there.
I do like the sense of fun and wonder expressed. I love that almost all of the illustrations represent things that most toddlers would have real-world experience in (hot chocolate, playing in the mud, pretend tea parties) so they have a frame-of-reference.
The text is all from the point of view of the little girl, with questions that do sound like ones kids come up with... the above one about God holding His nose when creating my toes, for instance. It was all cute... but I kept expecting something to wrap it all up with a more Biblical point of view. Psalm 139: 13-16 is quoted on the dedication page, and I assumed that the overall message of the book would go along with that.
Instead I finish reading the book feeling like there is something missing. But as is clear in the above photo, Trina loves it. I think she is on the "old" range for it though, and that it would be more appropriate for about ages 2-4.
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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review.