When God Made My Toes

When God Made My Toes

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by Dandi Daley Mackall
     
 
When God created my toes, 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 your child 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 creating

Overview

When God created my toes, 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 your child 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 creating them.

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 created them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400073153
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Series:
Dandilion Rhymes Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall is the award-winning author of more than 400 children’s books. A popular conference speaker and radio talk show guest, she conducts writing workshops and school assemblies across the U.S. Dandi lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, and a menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats.

David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator who graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His recent projects included the Dandilion Rhymes books, A Gaggle of Geese & A Clutter of Cats, The Blanket Show, and the best-selling God Gave Us Christmas. David lives in Portland, Oregon.

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When God Made My Toes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
TisSewSweet More than 1 year ago
The book is written in a fun clever little Rhyme. This made it easy to turn it into a song. In our house a song leads to a sudden break out of random handmade instruments, loud singing, laughing and Dancing. We enjoyed everything about this book. The illustrations are great. The story is interesting for all the ages. This book would be great for teaching a small child all the body parts like arms, eyes, legs etc. It goes into deeper concepts for older children, like the value of each and every part of their bodies. Children begin to think and ask about the detail that went into the creating and developing them. When God created my toes is great for starting and continuing conversation about each child's worth and the importance of caring for themselves and valuing others. I recommend this book for anyone with small children. Clever great read!
hadassahmae More than 1 year ago
When God Created My Toes Written by: Dandi Daley Mackall Illustrated by: David Hohn Published by: WaterBrook Press I love reading any children¿s¿ books, and was excited to check this one out. The story of this book, how God made each body part is kind of cute, and kind of weird. The illustrations: Aren¿t as cute as they could be, but are okay. How strong is the book? This book is a typical hard cover book, and seems to be pretty sturdy. Who the book is for: Babies or young children. Would make a good present to be given at birth. What I liked: The story was fun to read, and I like the message of it. What I didn¿t like: I found parts of it to be a bit strange. My conclusion: When God Created My Toes is an okay book, but I think there are better children¿s¿ books on similar topics out there. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission¿s 16 CFR, Part 255.
LadyD-Books More than 1 year ago
A wonderful picture book, by Dandi Daley Mackall, for every preschool to kindergarten girl with child-like drawings, along with gorgeous professional illustrations by David Hohn. The delightful story has a strong beginning with "When God created my toes" and a scripture in the Psalms. The story line moves along quite nicely in rhyme form, addressing other parts of the body such as knees, eyes, hands, etc. There is a sense of warmth throughout the book as the little girl tenderly asks some very important questions that lovingly need answering. I especially like how the author and illustrator have captured the love and joy that surrounds the mother, father and pretty little girl, with the security of a family. ***** stars! I love the book. It's excellent and perfect for my granddaughter. A treasure, for sure. If you are looking for a book to reinforce positive beginnings of self esteem, nurturing and affirmation, then this is the one.
kjorden More than 1 year ago
Did you ever wonder as a child what it was like when God created you? I can¿t say I remember thinking about that, but it certainly makes a great plot line for a children¿s book. ¿When God Created My Toes¿ is a sweet little book about a girl who asks the question, What was it like when God made me? Scripture reveals that each person is fearfully and wonderfully made, and this book celebrates being made by Creator God. I read this book to my son as soon as it came in the mail, and he loved it! He is almost 2 years old, and loved the rhyming and cute illustrations throughout the book. In fact, when we finished reading the book, he climbed off my lap and ran across the room with the book to ask my husband to read it again. Based on his liking of the book, I would recommend this book to families who would like to think about what it is like when God created their child (or themselves as parents). The one thing my husband and I noticed is that it is important to explain to the child that the book is about their forming in the womb, not the creation of the world. Overall, this is a very cute book that deserves a spot on every Christian family¿s shelf.
S-Scales More than 1 year ago
Eva (age 4)- It was good and funny! Hannah (age 6)- I liked all of it because it was a great book! Other kids would like learning about how much God loves us, even when we mess up.Because the girl in the book messed up a lot! Abbye (age 7)- I liked its creativity and because it reminds us that Jesus made us. Also, that we don't have to be boring. We can dress up and be funny and Jesus wants to enjoy time with us! Now since my little "experts" have given their opinion to this Christian children's book, I'll try to keep mine short! I absolutely loved all the illustrations -both the professional ones and the cute little sketches. I was excited about the book when I read the description on the back of it. "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." The writing was sweet and silly, but I noticed there were a lot of questioned posed with no answers. How could children "gain confidence and self-esteem" through their understanding of how special God views them without some answers? At the very least, they should have had God respond at the end with something like "Yes, my child. About you, I am wild!" In conclusion, it was cute, but could have been so much more. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Blogging for Books, Waterbrook Multnomah Publisher's book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
KaiC More than 1 year ago
When I asked my daughter what she thought of the book we got from Multnomah entitled, When God created my toes, she replied, "I think when God made my toes is the best! ...And I'll read it to you! When God made my toes, did he have to hold his nose? When God made my knees did he know I'd skin them? Did he put bones in them? Did we do a double flip when God made my knees? When God made my hands did we cheer for angel parades?" While these aren't the EXACT words used in this children's book I think she definitely got the point. God made her! And He made her exactly as He wanted her to be. Personally, I thought some of the things in this childrens book were a little silly, like asking if God had to hold his nose when he created toes, but my kids seemed to enjoy those parts of the book and laugh whenever I read them. The pictures in the book are very realistic and interesting. I would recommend this book to parents of children, who are looking for a book to teach their kids about how God made them (or, according to Chavi) "How God made them as He wanted them to be, his children - forever and ever, amen". *I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
lilmsp More than 1 year ago
Author Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrator David Hohn have teamed up once again to create a children's book featuring an inquisitive little girl. When God Created My Toes follows the mischievous girl as she goes about a busy day with her parents. She makes a mess of the back yard, wobbles around in roller skates and even makes time for tea and dress up. Storyline The little girl asks questions about what God knew when he made her different body parts. She wants to know "When God created my knees, Did he put bones in 'em? Did he know I'd skin 'em? Did we sing our ABCs when God created my knees?" With each page we find her getting into some trouble, goofing off with her parents, or just being a kid. Illustrations Hohn's illustrations, as always, are superb with realistic perspectives and engaging expressions. On one page he shows the little girl doing a flip off her father's chest. The next page you're put in place of the living room wall where she is diligently finger painting a masterpiece. Big bathtub bubbles and blow dried hair are some of the examples of Hohn's mastery of the realistic. Engaging, Interactive, Inspiring? Most any child will relate with the mischief and play the main character engages in. Once again Mackall uses questions to drive the book forward. It's not a story book, but it does follow a consistent theme that I think most kids will find engaging. Our son hasn't gravitated to this book as much as others, but he did seem to enjoy it. Final Thoughts When God Created My Toes is a nice book. It's not as good as others I've seen from this pair, but still a keeper. As always Mackall begins with scripture and celebrates the work of the Creator throughout. I don't rate this one as high as others, but still worth a look.
Michelle2m More than 1 year ago
When God Created My Toes by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by David Hohn is a fun, easy flowing rhyming read that invites young readers to wonder about how God created them. The text is sweet and simple. It is done all in question sentences matching the inquisitive nature of young children. There are many truths of God's care and love for us in these questions but I was disappointed that it didn't conclude with an answer at the end of the book or a scripture verse about the care God took in creating each one of us. The illustrations were just okay for me. They capture a family going about their daily activities, smiling, having fun together but about half of them center around the young girl of the family being mischievous in her activities. I don't find them to capture the best example of childhood. I received a copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
nickelb More than 1 year ago
When God Created My toes is a great little rhyming book. The two and three year old I read it to were laughing the entire time at the rhymes. The illustrations were colorful and fun. Overall it was a fun book and one we will read again. I recieved this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.