Title: When God Made You
Author: Matthew Paul Turner
Illustrator: David Catrow
Release Date: February 28th 2017
Description from Goodreads: “YOU, you… God thinks about you.
God was thinking of you long before your debut.
From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.
Written in playful, charming rhyme and brought to life with vivid, fantastical illustrations, young readers will be encouraged and excited to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin create for themselves.
‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!”
Review: This is such an important topic for our young children. Learning to love yourself is something that can be challenging for anyone, but it helps if we focus on the fact that God made us just as we are and we all have a purpose in our lives, we just have to figure out what it is. When we teach this principal to our children at a young age, it gives them a wonderful head start in life. Our self-esteem is something that is majorly influenced by our childhood. This book will help them to have a positive one.
The illustrations are fantastic and ideal for little ones. I loved to look at the pictures and I know any child would too. The pictures are happy and have enough detail to keep anyone intrigued, plus they are so colorful! Each picture is just filled with different colors and they really pop on the page.
This book was very well written for a child. It is easy to follow and understand as well as being easy to read out loud, a wonderful asset for any parent reading every night. This is a perfect message for right before bed, filled with hope, love, and encouragement. Children deserve to go to bed feeling loved and worthy just as they are.
Recommendation: I would recommend this for any child. This is an easy and happy way to get them thinking about this important topic in a brilliantly childlike way. This will be a book your child will want to read over and over. This is a book that every child should have on their bookshelf.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*