My girls love picture books and to be read to. I enjoy reading to them and so does HubbaHubba. We were thrilled to receive Apologia’s newest offering in world view to read out loud to our children, How Do We Know God Is Really There? by Melissa Cain Travis and Illustrated by Christopher Voss . We love Apologia’s products and were so excited to see a book introducing world view for children so young.
This book isn’t what I expected exactly. Well, I wasn’t really expecting a book about space, Edwin Hubble and about how space points to the Creator. With a title of How Do We Know God is Really There? I was expecting something a bit more broad or across several different ways to know that God is there than just the focus on space.
That being said, I did like the book. I liked how it explained how things in space are moving away from each other, the history of the Hubble telescope (which, we live close to Edwin Hubble’s birth place. I may have to look into a field trip) and how it includes Psalm 91. The heavens do declare the glory of God, of that I have no doubt.
Thomas and his father were believable as characters to explain the story and the truth within. Thomas was someone about the age of the Bugs and she could relate to him and his questions (this is the child whom at the age of three asked if God is good, then why did He let the bad tornado happen). His dad did an incredible (well, Melissa Cain Travis, the author really did the explaining) astronomy and physics on a level that young children can understand easily. Beans really enjoyed the story. In fact, she loved it so much, she has commandeered the book for herself and I can not locate it currently for any pictures of them enjoying it…Yeah, when my girls really like something, they really like something and you know it because they have put it in a “safe” place and us parents can’t find it. She’ll bring it out when she wants us to read it to her again.
I liked how big and flowing the pictures were in the book. The illustrator was Christopher Voss. The pictures grabbed your attention, related to the story very well and were very colorful.
If your little one loves space, then you may want to get this book for them. You can easily tie this in with your studies on space, world view and even biographies.
You can purchase this book at Apologia.