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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

* Who Made the World? Review and Giveaway *

Who Made the World  by Kathleen Long Bostrom

Ages 3-6
Retail Value: $9.99


I was expecting a very typical Creation story when I opened up Who Made the World but I was wrong in my assumption. The book starts out with questions that little kids ask, such as,

"So who made the world?
God, I think it was you. 
Did you have a helper?
If so, tell me who!"

A little while later,

"What was the hardest, 
and what was most fun?
The plants or the stars
or the people - which one?

The book then seems to end on these questions, with

"One final question
I'm puzzling through:
If you made it all, 
well, then, God - who made you?"

At this point, the book gave me a pleasurable, unexpected twist that I wouldn't have planned on in a children's book - the second half of the book begins with:


"You've asked some great questions-
you sound very smart!
Now open your Bible.
See there, at that start,
are some of the answers
to questions you seek.
And now, turn the page - 
it is God's turn to speak!"


This sudden turn in direction thrilled me as as Mama! Why? Because it points the child right back to Scripture for their answers, something I am already teaching my two year old daughter on a very basic level. Using Scripture as the basis, the final half of the book is God "talking" and telling His point of view on Creation.

Illustrated by Elena Kuchank, The Care Bears artist, the artwork in the book is simplistic and endearing to little eyes. It is sure to become a bedtime classic in our home, as my daughter is attracted to both the rhythm of the words and the illustrations.

Tyndale House has provided a copy for Mama Buzz to give away to one of our readers. Simple leave us a comment with your email address to enter.

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Giveaway ends on December 5.

*Disclosure: This book was provided as a complimentary copy for review and giveaway purposes, by Tyndale House.


22 comments:

Gaertegang November 11, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

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Gaertegang November 11, 2009 at 7:58 AM  

Thanks for the giveaway, sound like a good book to give for Christmas!

For Their Future November 11, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

My girls love these books!


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For Their Future November 11, 2009 at 3:05 PM  

I shared on facebook!


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Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith November 11, 2009 at 3:16 PM  

The book looks very cute!

Winning Readings November 11, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

Lovely book! We posted about it at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/who-made-world.html

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie November 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

My youngest son would love this for a new nap/bedtime book!

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie November 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

I follow your blog!

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Cherie J November 12, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

I would love to read this to my 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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Cherie J November 12, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

I am now a follower.

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I am a follower on Twitter now. (@cherierj)

Kristi November 12, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

Rare for a children's book to point kids back to scripture. How awesome. Would love this for my 4 and 6 year old.

Wanda November 12, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda November 12, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

I am a follower of your blog.
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Apryl November 13, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

I love biblical books!

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cstironkat November 26, 2009 at 12:26 AM  

Please enter me this sounds like a great book for my Sunday School class.

zachsgran November 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

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zachsgran November 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

my grandson would love these!
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I'd like this for my son
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soccermom1 November 30, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

I'd give these to my son
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