Title: God Made You Nose to Toes
Author: Leslie Parrott
Illustrator: Estelle Corke
“God loves you completely from your head to big toe. God loves and will keep you wherever you go,” Leslie Parrott rhymes in her children’s book, God Made You Nose to Toes.
~ What ~
This unnumbered eighteen page hardbound with a padded front cover and rounded edges targets children two to five years old, especially those who like learning about our bodies. With no scary scenes, the rhyming book has colorful pictures that are broadly illustrated on every page.
With a brightly colored toucan involved in an activity on each page, this short story compares a child’s nose and fingers to the bird’s beak, a monkey with knees, a giraffe looking at the stars, a boy splashing in water, many animals laughing, a crocodile brushing his teeth, a monkey counting hairs, and all of them having fun, knowing God made them.
~ Why ~
This is a fun book that teaches the different parts of the human body, comparing them to animals and reinforcing that God made each part for a specific reason. I like the easy rhyming format that is informative while the artwork is engaging, holding a young one’s attention.
~ Why Not ~
Since the book is aimed at two to five-year-olds, it may be too sophomoric for the older children. Early readers may have some issue with the harder words. Some may consider the drawings to be too simplistic, but they agree with the young age group targeted.
~ Who ~
A marriage and family therapist, Parrott is an author and co-author of several books and columnist. She and her family live in Washington. No information is provided on illustrator Corke.
~ Wish ~
Although the book’s pictures have a few blank backgrounds, it would be helpful if there were hidden or small animals, birds, or insects little ones can search for in the illustrations. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
~ Want ~
If your child likes a book that explains God made your nose, fingers, knees, eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, hairs, and toes, this may be a favorite on the bookshelf.
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