Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wonderfully Made: a review of a fantastic book about babies

A little while ago, I posted about a simply fantastic book, Wonderfully Made: God's Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley.  I loved it so much that I bought it for a baby shower.  I wasn't giving away my copy.  No way.

Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover.  Just look at this cover.  Pretty, with fabulous illustrations.  And a sense of awe and wonder is conveyed here and throughout the book.

Of course, having reviewed other books by Danika (When Lightning Struck! for instance) I already knew I'd love it. 

The target audience for this particular book is families with children in the 5-11 age range.  I just barely squeak in there now, since my baby is 10.  I really wanted this though, as we've had four babies born in the past couple months within our circle.

It's a perfect time for us to be talking about the miracle of life.

The publisher described the book like this:
Wonderfully made is an excellent book that introduces a young child to the wonder of God's creation - the wonder and miracle of birth. From conception in the womb through the nine months within the mother's womb Danika Cooley takes us on a journey of discovery... the discovery of life. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13
This book goes through pregnancy week-by-week, talking about what is happening with the baby at that point.  It starts off with a very basic (VERY basic) description of conception, and includes a basic statement at the end about childbirth being "difficult and painful."  That leaves it very open for you, as the parent, to determine from one reading to the next, from one child to the next, how much detail you would want to add.

In the background of the beanbag couch, you can see the Psalm 139 poster that Richard made for AWANA, talking about how we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

So this was perfect timing.

I'll show you one of the photos from the collage in a bigger size so you can get a better feel for the artwork in this book.

The book is only $9.99, and it does make a great gift for expecting moms who have elementary aged children already, and I think it could be great for new big brothers and big sisters who are a bit younger too (ages 3-4), especially if you read just the two-page spread that talks about what is going on *this* week.

I really love this book.

Disclaimer:   As a member of Daniks Cooley's Launch team, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with FTC Guidelines.

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