I was provided a copy of God’s Amazing World from Ideals Publishing through FlyBy Promotions as a part of this review. All opinions are mine and mine alone, no other compensation was received. A copy was also provided for the giveaway.
I love a good picture book. Yes, even at my age. So do my girls (7 and 6). I was thrilled when we received God’s Amazing World by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Melanie Florian. This book is beautifully written to explain through nature the days of Creation and the illustrations are bright, cheerful and just lovely.
You follow Gracie as she teaches Bo about the start of the world all from their back yard in an afternoon of nature study and exploration. The children are excited to see the order that God made the world they know and to see all the different things He created. They run from piece of creation to piece of creation excitedly discovering the life that comes next. After finding everything in the six days of creation work, they are exhausted and have to rest in the back yard.
My girls love this book. They look at the pictures and can tell you what was created when. I love this book just as much as they do. It stays to the Biblical narrative in the order of creation, and makes nature study so accessible to young children in their own back yards, with no special instruments needed. I would so use this to introduce not just Bible, but also science into their world. This book is an excellent choice for a preschool unit study on creation on through early elementary and for use in a child’s Sunday School class.
About God’s Amazing World!
Gracie and her cousin Bo explore the seven days of Creation, all without leaving the backyard! As Gracie tells the story of how God made the world, she and Bo find evidence of each day’s work right there around them. When they get to Day 2, the day God created the
sky, they take a moment to cloud watch. Day 3 leads them to play in the water, and on Day 6, they imitate the cows and pigs and lions God made.
This sweet, clever picture book by Eileen Spinelli overflows with enthusiasm for God’s Creation, and children will catch the excitement and will begin to view their own surroundings as a tour of God’s lovely world. Parents can use this beautiful book to introduce
children to the concept of God’s work in the world and to encourage appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of the world around us.
Written by Eileen Spinelli
Illustrated by Mélanie Florian
Hardcover with jacket, 10 x 10, 32 pages
ages 4 to 8
Eileen Spinelli is the author of numerous children’s books, including Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch; The Best Story, and Two to Cuddle. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Mélanie Florian is an illustrator with dual lifelong passions for storytelling and helping children discover the world. Both passions guide her work today creating vibrant, whimsical illustrations. Mélanie enjoys her inspiring surroundings as she works in the French town of Annecy, in the midst of mountains and a beautiful lake.
To win a copy for yourself, leave a comment below telling me how you like to teach your child/ren about Creation. Giveaway open to residents of the U.S or Canada. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Contest closes on Friday April 7, 2014 at 11:00 p.m.