PreS-Gr 2-This gentle book is designed to be "the beginning of a continuing conversation between adults and children about the world and God." Nonsectarian and multicultural, the text suggests a divine presence rather than anthropomorphizing, by utilizing simple questions such as "What does God look like?" and "How does God make things happen?" to guide youngsters' understanding of this very abstract concept. The result is more a feeling than an answer, with God primarily represented by several easily understood metaphors such as the wonder of nature ("God is in-caterpillars chewing leaves from daisies,/And in worms turning leaves into earth"), and the loving cooperation of a family ("See sisters taking turns on the slide,/And brothers sharing a new game"). Clearly there is no way to explain certain aspects of God, thus parts of the text seem beyond the grasp of younger readers ("God is wherever we let God in"). However, because the Kushners' intent is to explore rather than describe God, there is room for children's own spiritual awareness to grow. Watercolor illustrations are simple, bright, and nicely textured, portraying people of all ages in friendly and caring situations. Similar in tone to Virginia L. Kroll's I Wanted to Know all about God (Eerdmans, 1994), this book provides children of many faiths with a bridge between the tangible and spiritual world.-Teri Markson, Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School, Los Angeles
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Purchased this for a gift for an 8 yr old. Read it first and thought is was outstanding. Can create excellent conversation parent/child conversation.Published 25 days ago by Madeline Binder
I recommend this book to all of my friends! It's such a great way to talk to your child about God, regardless of religious denomination.Published 4 months ago by Mom in SD
Book was in great condition and just what I wanted. It was just what I needed for my Sunday School/library!Published 14 months ago by Mary Morrissey
Love that this book teaches God as more of a spiritual, connective energy in the world, rather than this white guy in heaven telling us what to do. Read morePublished 19 months ago by loving purple