Made for a Purpose

Made for a Purpose (Joyful Creation)Title: Made for a Purpose
Author and Illustrator: Kristie Wilde
Publisher: Wilde Art Press
ISBN: 978-0-9974828-0-5

“God made you for a purpose too so you can know Him and enjoy His creation,” Kristie Wilde ends her children’s book, Made for a Purpose.

~ What ~
First in the Joyful Creation series, this unnumbered twenty-two-page paperback targets children four to eight years old, especially those who like learning about different animals. With no scary scenes, the book has colorful watercolor pictures that are broadly illustrated on every page.

In this short tale, the concept that God made all living things on purpose is portrayed through many animals. Beavers’ sharp teeth are for chewing; ducks webbed feet help them swim; frogs have eyes on the top of their head so they can stay under water, and a woodpecker has strong skull bones and long tongues. Also mentioned are turtles, fish, and chipmunks with people being the final creation God made for a purpose.

~ Why ~
Promoting that God made everything for His purpose, the book also teaches many characteristics of several animals. I like the detailed and vivid drawings that keep a young one’s attention. The pictures and wording could also encourage further dialogue about how each animal lives and its environment.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like books about animals or God’s wonderful creations in our world will not appreciate this book. Beginner readers may struggle with some of the two- and three-syllable words.

~ Who ~
As an artist and illustrator of several books and interpretive projects, Wilde is also an author who lives in California.

~ Wish ~
Adding a Bible verse might be considered. A spelling error should be corrected.

~ Want ~
If you enjoy a book that shows how God creates everything for a purpose, especially several animals and us, this would be a thoughtful and educational read.

Thanks to Book Crash for furnishing this complimentary book that I am freely evaluating.

This review will be posted on Book Crash, DeeperShopping, and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Godinterest, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.

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2 responses to “Made for a Purpose

  1. Thank you Conny, for that review.
    I will take care of the spelling error.
    My original intent for writing this book series was to encourage Parents to read to their very young children – ages 1 to 3 – and spark conversations between child and parent about God and His incredible creation. I love that children of all ages have been enjoying it!
    I will consider the syllable count as I continue the series, and I do have plans to add scripture references in the back of future books.
    Thanks again,
    Kristie Wilde

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