Sunday, April 15, 2018
When God Made Light - by Matthew Paul Turner
This was a gorgeous book full of color and fun illustrations along with a wonderful story! It features a couple African-American girls, one a toddler and the other maybe a four or five-year-old, along with their pet dog and cat as they play inside and out, paint, create and go on adventures. The book talks about God creating light, how some lights spark, some flare, etc. The sun's purposes are to warm things up, make flowers bloom and light up our days. Then you should play games outside, go swimming, climb trees and build sand castles. Enjoy the sun and thank God for it. God also created the moon and you can enjoy it by going out camping and walking through the woods with a parent and a flashlight, catching fireflies and looking at stars.
The story also reminds you that if you're scared in the dark, that God's light is stronger and it's inside you. You are another light that God created and you can shine out wherever you go. I loved the encouraging message and the beautiful colors. Imagination was portrayed so well here as the girls dance and do crafts, float in space with fireflies along with their pets. It was just gorgeous! I highly recommend it for ages three to eight!
I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.