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Friday, April 22, 2011

When God created my toes

When God Created My Toes (Dandilion Rhymes)

From the Book Cover:
Did you know that you're God's finest creation?  When God created my does, 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 children 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 their lives.

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 made them.

My Review:
I admit, I really like this book.  My daughters did too.  The main character is a girl, not a toddler but a young girl, who seems to delight in herself.  She plays in the mud, she unsettles her father, and she paints the living room with her hand prints.  Combining the illustrations of a girl that sometimes causes havoc around her with words that remind her (and us) that God lovingly crafted her is great.  There are few enough words on each page and an excellent rhyme scheme that my two year old never lost interest and yet my 11 year old didn't either.  As a matter of fact the 11 year old often asks to read it to my 2 year old.

My only complaint, and it truly is just the education major in me coming out, is the placement of the words.  They are placed on a background of writing practice paper,  the stuff that looks like this:
only the words aren't written on the lines, but often through them.  I don't understand why they bothered to put the paper in if they weren't going to make it look like the words were written on it.  I think it would have been better to just continue the illustration and place the words over it.

Other than that small hiccup, this is a wonderful book with wonderful illustrations of a loving family.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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