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Published by Crown Publishing Group on February 13th, 2018
Source: The Publisher
Genres: Christian, Family, General, Religious, Young Adult
From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers.
'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.
I love this author’s children’s books. I admit that it’s largely the illustrations for me that made me want to read the books initially. But, I love the reaffirming messages of God’s love and goodness. It’s important for children to know that they were created for a purpose. This book is a beautiful reminder that God’s light is in them.
What my children thought:
Priya’s Thoughts (age 10):
I loved that this book talks about God. The pictures are really pretty and I like them a lot. I would read more books by this author.
Kahlan’s Thoughts (age 7):
I loved this book a lot! It’s true that this book talks about God and I like that. The pictures made me think about God and that’s awesome! This book is cute.
Arie’s Thoughts (age 4):
I love the puppy pictures and the kids because they are cute. I liked the whole book.
I wanted to ask my four-year-old a few questions since the book seems most appropriate for a younger child. I asked her what the story was about and she said, “God.” I asked her, “What about God?” and she replied, “He made light.” I asked her where the light was that He created and she said, “In the sky and in my heart.” Her answers reaffirm to me that this book appropriately displayed the light of God to the heart of small children. I would definitely suggest this author’s books to other parents and their children.