Friday, April 22, 2011

When God Created My Toes by Dandi Daley Mackall

When God Created My Toes is a sweet book for little children. It’s written in a rhyming poem/song style the sort of which a child would make up and sing along. It talks of God creating different body parts, toes, knees, hips, head, etc., using a fun sing-song story line. The words together with the illustrations are silly and will elicit a giggle here and there. They give a picture of a little girl with a little mischievous spirit, doing things that normal children will do.

I like that this book has a nice-sized hardcover binding, and a combination of line-drawings and colored illustrations. The part I didn’t like was the front cover illustration, which I thought looks a little creepy for some reason. To me it doesn’t reflect the cute illustrations that fill the book; as a matter of fact, if I were to see this book on a bookstore shelf, I probably would not even pick it up, based on the cover illustration. I hate to say it, but there it is. I would have judged this book by its cover and missed out on the content.
I will recommend this book—it’s a nice book, great for a 3-5 year old, I’d say. You just have to overlook the cover art!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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