Title: All Things Bright and Beautiful
Illustrator: Dawn Machell
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all,” the famous hymn states in the children’s book, All Things Bright and Beautiful that is illustrated by Dawn Machell.
~ What ~
At twenty-four pages, this board book with padded covers, rounded corners, and a red plastic handle targets children ages two to eight years old. With no scary scenes, it states the well-known church song. With sparkle highlights and simplistic, full-page colored illustrations, the approximately 5 by 6 by 1 inch book retells how God made all creatures and things including flowers, birds, mountains, rivers, seasons, and our bodies.
Our three-year-old granddaughter loves being read books before she goes to sleep, and this one is eye-catching with the small and large bugs, birds, animals, and children. I like the sparkled areas that shine on the page. Having the handle on the binding makes it easy for a young child to carry to church or Sunday school.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not understand why it is promoted that God made everything. Due to some of three syllable words, it would be best to read it out loud to beginner readers.
~ Who ~
A freelance illustrator living in the United Kingdom, Machell specializes in graphics, illustrations, and young ones’ surface patterns.
~ Wish ~
I wish more of the old iconic hymns were available in print book format like this for both children and adults to enjoy.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a pretty, sparkly book that will keep a young one’s attention while being told a well-known song, this is a keeper.
Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for furnishing this complimentary book that I am reviewing freely.
GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.