As a father of four girls (currently ages 6 \”“ 23 months), I’m constantly keeping an eye out for good Christian kids’ books. Every toddler loves a boardbook, and the \”God Made\” series by Michael Vander Klipp, are excellent books for little hands.
The books are colorful, with a rainbow \”handle\” of sorts, that fits little fingers nicely. Each small page (and the book is small, measuring apx. 5 by 4 inches) has a beautiful picture and a word. \”God Made Stones\” with a picture of stones. \”God Made Frogs\” with a picture of frogs. The pictures are clear and sharp, and the colors on the books are bright.
The books have a simple God-ward message. There are other books with animals and natural objects in them. These books focus on the fact that God made the things we see. A little heart can begin to see God’s hand behind everything their eye discovers.
At the end of each book, a pertinent Bible verse is shared. Jer. 10:12 for the God Made the World book, and Job 12:7-9 for the God Made Animals book. The Scripture verses are taken from the New International Reader’s Version to be simple for young children. Two other books are available in the series: God Made Food and God Made My Body.
The books seem as durable as any boardbook, and they include a spiritual message. I recommend these books for little children particularly ages 18 months through 3 years.
My thanks go out to Leslie Paladino of Kregel, for giving me these two books to review.
Be sure to pick up a copy of these books, or the entire “God Made” series, at Amazon.com or another retailer. This review is available in .pdf format. See all my reviews on my blog, at Amazon.com, or at Goodreads.