Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Let There be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Illustrated by Nancy Tillman
By Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
Illustrated by Nancy Tillman
Obviously, I misread the description of this book when I ordered it for review purposes. I was expecting a hard cover book with a nice story on the inside. Instead I got a hard board book that will be nice for toddlers. This is a book about creation written for children. I couldn't find an exact age on the book, but I would say from 6 months to 2 or 3 years. I will be honest, I was a bit disappointed with the book when I initially got it out of the box, simply, I think, because it was different than what I was expecting. However, I was wanting some nice books like this for our baby to be able to look at at a young age. This book is smallish, maybe 6x6, so I think it will be a nice book to take to church.
The story is the seven days of Creation; very Biblical and solid and in child friendly simple language. I think it accurately portrays the act of Creation. The illustrations are okay-- I have seen better. Some of the pages are very nicely done-- there's a page with a flower that is beautiful and the illustrations of the animals are nicely done, but some of the pages, while pretty, don't strike me as being real child-friendly or child-captivating. They seem more abstract to me and hard to explain to a child what is going on in the pictures. That being said, I am happy for the book and do plan to read it to my child. If you are looking for the Creation story in easy to understand language, I would recommend this book; if you're looking for a little more detail and a little clearer pictures, than I would suggest finding a different book.
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