Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Children's Book Extravaganza

It's back to school time -- or if you're like us, your kids started weeks ago already. I'm always looking for great children's books since we're a family of readers. The other days I got three books that are absolutely beautiful. From illustrations to words, these books are beautifully packaged with great content for 2 year olds and up. Abigail enjoyed them, but I don't know how often she'll return to them.

So what are they you ask?

God Gave Us Heaven is a beautiful book by Lisa Tawn Bergren about the mysteries of heaven with an age-appropriate explanation of how we get to heaven.

Little Cub awakens one morning with some important questions on her mind: What is heaven like? How do we get there? Will we eat in heaven? Will we be angels? During a delightful day spent wandering their arctic world, Papa gently answers each question, assuring Little Cub that heaven is a wonderful place, “a million times better” than she can imagine. He explains how God has made a way for those who love him to enter their heavenly home forever after their lives on earth are over.


The next book is God Loves Me More Than That by Dandi Daley Mackall. This delightful rhyme explores the length, breadth, depth and loudness of God's love. I absolutely love the way it conveys God's love. It's "louder than a thunder-rumbling, storm-charged cloud." Isn't that great! And the pictures are wonderful, with a little boy starring in this book.

In God Loves Me More Than That, children learn that God loves them deeper than a wishing well, wider than a semi-truck, louder than thunder, and softer than a kitten’s sneeze. Each question, presented with charming child-like faith will help young ones grasp the great love of God through comparisons and descriptions they can easily understand. In short, they’ll discover that His love is bigger, wider, higher, and deeper than anything they could imagine!

When God Created My Toes is a delightful romp by a little girl as she realizes that God made her and delights in her. Inspired by Psalm 139, this book starts at the toes and works its way up to the heart. Throughout its pages children will be reminded that they are special, no matter what they look like or do, just because God made them.

In When God Made My Toes, kids are drawn into the wonder of their creation by God. Their masterful artist who fashioned them just right for amazing and delightful adventures, such as roller skating, finger-painting, doing flips, and drinking cocoa. Children will come to an understanding that God shaped each part of their amazing bodies with joy, delight, and humor.

These books are wonderful and would make great additions to your library or precious baby gifts. I love to give books for baby gifts! Nothing like getting a child started in the right way. :-)


1 comment:

Book said...

They look super books. I'm always on the hunt for great children's books and have recently discovered Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks (which has a special focus on teeth!) They have work by acclaimed children's books illustrator Helen Oxenbury appearing in the Storybox series for September. In addition to this, they also have some great activities for rainy days: http://www.storyboxbooks.com/potatoprinting.php, http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/macaroni-picture-frames.php, http://www.discoveryboxbooks.com/skittles.php Enjoy!

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