I Wanted to Know All about God

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I wanted to know all about God,
So I went looking for him in signs of His creation…

In simple, poetic language this engaging book explores the kinds of questions children ask about God: What God does in the morning? Where God is at night? What colors does God like? What God’s love...

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Overview

Other Editions: Hardcover

I wanted to know all about God,
So I went looking for him in signs of His creation…

In simple, poetic language this engaging book explores the kinds of questions children ask about God: What God does in the morning? Where God is at night? What colors does God like? What God’s love feel like? The warm, colorful illustrations depict children of diverse cultural backgrounds wondering about God and experiencing God in their daily lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Church & Synagogue Libraries
The children in this beautiful picture-book wonder about the nature of God and find Him in everyday objects and see Him in their interactions with others. . . . This is a multi-cultural storybook that would be excellent for the preschool child. Perhaps it will even give adults new insights into the nature of God.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Featuring a multiracial cast generally younger than the target audience, Jenkins's gracious, full-page oil paintings illustrate this meager, at times strained, first-person narrative describing a child's curiosity about God. ``I wanted to know all about God, so I went looking for Him in signs of His creation,'' begins the text, which goes on to suggest that answers to questions about God are found in nature and in other people. Sample observations: ``I wondered if God is strong, and the ocean roared in my ears''; ``I wondered how God's reflection looks when he smiles, and the snow glittered in the sun''; ``I wanted to know what colors God likes. Then I met several children of other races.'' Though somewhat treacly, this book may appeal to those looking for a short, inspirational bedtime read. Ages 5-8. (Feb.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Kroll defines aspects of God through the everyday experiences of young children. On each double-page spread, a simple sentence describes what a child is thinking and what provides an answer. For example, ``I wondered what God's love feels like, and Grandma put her arms around me and gave me a big hug''; and ``I wondered if God likes art, and I saw a spiderweb in my uncle's barn.'' Jenkins's realistic oil paintings depict a variety of youngsters of different races exploring nature, sharing, and experiencing other common situations. The paintings do a fine job of capturing the spirit and mood of the text, are well composed, and expertly portray faces and expressions. The page layout is effective, and pictures of the same garden scene on the first and last pages pull the book together. This title reflects the Judeo-Christian concept of God in a broad way that will appeal to people with a wide variety of viewpoints.-Jane Gardner Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia
Julie Corsaro
Librarians looking for religious books with a Christian orientation should find this beautifully illustrated one satisfying. Emphasizing nature and human relationships, the expressive and colorful full-page oil paintings show children of various races playing on the beach, sledding down a snowy hill, sharing secrets, and being hugged by a grandmother who bakes oatmeal cookies. The spare first-person text muses on the nature of the Almighty: "I wondered if God likes art, and I saw a spiderweb in my uncle's barn."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802850782
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 299,788
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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