This touching board book teaches little ones that God’s children are very diverse, and very, very loved. Regardless of age, occupation, race, health, wealth, or locationGod cares for and loves each of his wonderfully unique children. Gary Bower’s cheerful verse tackles a potentially challenging topic with ease. Parents and little ones will love the book’s lush illustrations and inclusive message: “God loves all so very much!”
About the Author
Gary Bower fell in love with picture books at an early age, sitting in his mother’s lap. As a youngster he entertained himself for hours by writing his own stories, jokes, poems, and skits. As an adult, his years of professional and volunteer experience ministering to children and teens, combined with thousands of story nights with his children, have helped him polish his storytelling skills.
Nothing makes Tracy Cottingham happier than creating pictures and patterns. While illustrating books is her ultimate joy, Tracy also loves collecting bright and shiny treasures found at flea markets. She can usually be found working at her desk, sipping coffee, and chewing on gummy candy. Tracy lives and works in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful board book for children. It teaches how God loves everyone no matter who they are. It has a great story and illustrations. I received a copy of this book from Worthykids for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Never to soon to start sharing our Loving God with our children, and these two little books designed for your toddler to preschooler, made of sturdy cardboard. Each page is full of beautiful, colorful illustrations, and geared to draw your little ones eyes to it, then a loving, thoughtful message aimed to share your faith with your child. Helps show your little one how God loves each and everyone, no matter where they are. No matter what they look like, or what disabilities they may have, God loves us so much! A book that will be read many times, and can be safely carried around by little hands. I received this book through the Publisher WorthKids/Ideas, and was not required to give appositive review.
In Gary Bower's God Loves the World he presents the love God has for each and every person no matter how they are built, what the color of their skin is, what part of Earth they live on, the shape of their eyes, the language they speak. God loves each of them. Also, he clearly speaks to "God is our Maker" in the rhyming story and that we are all in "our Maker's heart." Every person everywhere, girls and boys, both here and there, people from across the sea, have a Maker just like me. Very different, yet the same. Everybody has a name. We all need God's loving touch, God loves all so very much! Being a book from a Christian publishing house - Worthy Kids/Ideals an imprint of Worthy Publishing Group - it is clear that this book is intended for the Christian audience. It does not state, however, that "God our Maker" is the Christian God. Obviously, in very young children's books one can't be expected to address theology according to religions. I do, stress, however, that this is a Christian publishing group. I highly recommend this and wish I had had it when my children were young. I love that it addresses the differences in people and shows a lovely acceptance of those differences. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and freely given.