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It's Designed to Do What It Does Do Board book – November 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Master Books (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0890514844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890514849
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,102,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ken Ham is the president/CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis - U.S. and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

Ken's emphasis is on the relevance and authority of the book of Genesis and how compromise on Genesis has opened a dangerous door regarding how the culture and church view biblical authority. His Australian accent, keen sense of humor, captivating stories, and exceptional PowerPoint illustrations have made him one of North America's most effective Christian communicators.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CorianderSeeds on February 21, 2014
Format: Board book
A few things:

1. As another reviewer noted, the poem (actually a song, which I wasn't aware of) which is written on each page is very awkward sounding, and I just skip over reading it;

2. The book may be marketed towards toddler-age children, but it has many words and complex sentences that seem difficult for a toddler to follow;

3. While I can appreciate having a bit of information about the authors, it seems so out of place to include that in a book for toddlers. It would be more appropriate to just include those blurbs on the back of the book;

4. I'm not impressed by the illustrations, which look like they are from a coloring book;

5. And finally, the whole book just seems to lack cohesion in general. The authors spend most of the book describing the features of several different animals living today; then one page is devoted to a theory about one biblical animal; then the last page is devoted to what another particular animal represents, biblically. There's nothing wrong with any of these things, but I think it would have been nicer to have three different books: one describing the features God gave animals; another describing animals in Scripture and which historical creatures they may have been; and another book describing the theological significance of different animals. Throwing them all together in an uneven way just kinda made me twitchy, like I'm being jerked around from subject to subject.

All this to say: I like Ken Ham and am in no way attacking him personally. While I don't agree with him on everything, I can certainly appreciate the passion he has for teaching children about the world God made. I just feel that this book (and a couple others I've read of his) could go a bit further if they were more cohesive, had better-flowing language, and employed more impressive illustrations.
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This was one of my boys' favorite books! I read it over and over and over to them when they were little, starting around 2 years old. We loved the poem and read it with each page! We found it the other day and my son, now 12, read it over again. As a parent, I appreciate the use of the word "design" when talking about the animals' features. I wanted my boys to understand from an early age that their God wonderfully "designed" all of creation, including animals. The Marvels of Creation series by Buddy Davis are also wonderful books with specific facts about each animal, including that animal's "special design feature."
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tanya Dennis VINE VOICE on March 11, 2009
Format: Board book
As members of Answers in Genesis, these men (and others) use science to refute evolution and support creation as described in the Bible. This book highlights nine animals: a platypus, kangaroo, spider, porcupine, racoon, moose, koala, behemoth, and sheep. After giving a handful of unique characteristics of the feature animal, the text then asks readers to repeat a little poem:

"It's designed to do what it does do, what it does do it does do well, doesn't it, yes it does, I think it does, do you, I do, hope you do too do you?"

The end of the book clearly states the authors' purpose. "The more we look at animals, the more we see how wonderfully designed they are ... Rather than believe in evolution, it makes so much more sense to believe exactly what the Bible tells us - that God created all things ..." The text concludes by quoting Colossians 1:16a: "For by Him all things were created."

The illustrations are cartoony with heavy outlines and one-dimensional colors blocks. Big googly eyes add to the novelty.

What I Like: The animal facts were cool. My kids are really into nature and Discovery-type shows lately, so that part struck a chord. I appreciate the intent of the book, but stuggle with the delivery.

What I Dislike: The "poem" doesn't make any sense, and the punctuation (or lack thereof) make it even worse. I find it very irritating to repeat this with every two-page spread. The beginning and end sections were too preachy. The first two pages aren't about animals, but about the authors and their organization.

Age Appeal: The book says "K-12", but I recommend 4-8.

Overall Rating: Ho-hum.

Tanya - Christian Children's Book Review
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