Also by this author: His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God, God's Very Good Idea: A True Story of God's Delightfully Different Family, Creative God, Colorful Us, The Big Wide Welcome: A True Story About Jesus, James, and a Church That Learned to Love All Sorts of People (Tales That Tell the Truth), The Big Wide Welcome Art and Activity Book: Packed with Puzzles, Art and Activities (Christian Bible interactive book for kids ages 4-8) (Tales That Tell the Truth), Jesus and the Very Big Surprise: A True Story about Jesus, His Return, and How to Be Ready, Jesus and the Lions' Den: A True Story about How Daniel Points Us to Jesus, Goodbye to Goodbyes: A True Story About Jesus, Lazarus, and an Empty Tomb, The Friend Who Forgives: A True Story About How Peter Failed and Jesus Forgave, The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross, The Storm That Stopped, The One O'Clock Miracle, The Christmas Promise, The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song
Series: Tales That Tell the Truth Board Books
Published by Good Book Company on January 1, 2023
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Teach and excite young children about how God made us all valuable and different with this illustrated Bible board book for toddlers.
Using simple sentences and stunning illustrations, this board book shows toddlers that they are made by God to be the people they are. And it teaches them that God made everyone to be different (different sexes, skin colors, and interests), but he values all of us equally as people made in his image.
God's Very Good Idea Board Book features…
• a robust board-book format.
• stunning illustrations by Catalina Echeverri that will delight young children.
• simple sentences that will communicate truths in a way toddlers can understand.
This foundational book on value and diversity makes a perfect gift for toddlers.
This board book adaptation of God’s Very Good Idea introduces babies and toddlers to the idea that “God made everyone with value and worth,” and that we are all different. Unlike the original book, this one does not talk about racial differences specifically, but the illustrations portray people with a variety of skin tones and hair types. The book celebrates the goodness of God’s creativity, pointing out that we are all loved and all different, and can enjoy loving God and loving each other.
The adapted text from Trillia Newbell is very simple, with just one or two short sentences on each page. The illustrations from Catalina Echeverri are vibrant, colorful, and full of joy. Although this book is very different from the original, it works together as a coherent, seamless whole, without ever seeming like a patched-up, altered version of the original. It is truly a different book for a different audience, while still sharing the same theme and some of the same illustrations.
God’s Very Good Idea Board Book: God Made Us Delightfully Different introduces the concept of diversity to babies and toddlers in a brief, age-appropriate way. Some adult readers may be disappointed that the book doesn’t directly address race or different skin colors, but this book is a great way for parents to lay the foundation for future conversations. It presents diversity in a joyful, positive light, emphasizing God’s creativity and love in designing each of us.