It's all about YOU. Many of us find a common bond in reading stories about main characters that mirror ourselves in character and composition. Lovingly written by author Matthew Paul Turner, When God Made You, (affiliate) is a brilliant children's book empowering and inspiring young readers to embrace their own unique personalities. Instantly capturing the interest of my five-year-old son, the combination of rhythmic rhymes and colorful illustrations have made this lovely book a treasured read for our family.
Brilliant Children's Book Empowering and Inspiring Young Readers
As the mom of an emerging reader, I remind myself to find the pleasure in reading books with my son, as he will one day outgrow the desire of having mommy read stories to him. Finding stories that educate, empower and entertain is an ongoing challenge for parents. A vast majority of the stories that my son enjoys are so far beyond silly that mind boggling doesn't begin to describe the aftermath phenomenon of reading these stories not just once, but repeatedly for days on end- until they disappear. Go figure...
When God Made You explains the spiritual beauty entailed in the process of the creation of- "The lines on your hands, your hair, every strand, God knew every detail like it was all planned." Delivering words so wonderfully arranged to accompany vibrant images, the message to kids to embrace the amazing traits, skills and talents that we each have been gifted.
"YOU, you… God thinks about you.
God was thinking of you long before your debut."
From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.
Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves.
"‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!"
David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist whose vibrant illustrations have appeared in more than seventy children’s books, including several New York Times bestsellers, such as I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More and I Like Myself. He makes his home in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.