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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