Item description for My Great Big God: 20 Bible Stories to Build a Great Big Faith by Andy Holmes & Caron Turk...
Overview My Great Big God by Andy Holmes,Caron Turk 20 Bible stories each teach an important characteristic about God, such as "God takes care of me, God loves me, and God has big plans for me." Delightful verses and charming illustrations by a bestselling author and illustrator team make this a book that will delight preschoolers.
A GREAT BIG WORLD - CREATION My great big God made A great big sun A great big moon Great big elephants. Huge baboons. Great big oceans with great big whales. Tall, tall giraffes and creepy-crawley snails. A great big garden with great big trees. Huge Wooly Mammoths ? teeny, tiny fleas. My great big God made everything!
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Studio: Integrity Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.34" Width: 5" Height: 1.24" Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1591454972 ISBN13 9781591454977
Availability 0 units.
More About Andy Holmes & Caron Turk
Andy Holmes is a creator, performer, writer, and songwriter. He is a frequent conference speaker, teacher, and workshop leader at events all over the country. Andy has appeared on "The 700 Club" and numerous other talk/interview radio and television programs. He is the author of the Tommy Nelson children's books "Growing with Jesus" and the Bible for Me series.
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A great big idea Dec 23, 2006
Reviewed by Kim Peterson for Reader Views (12/06)
"My Great Big God" contains 20 Bible stories intended to teach children important concepts about God. Young children may not understand the belief in omnipotence, but they do grasp the idea of bigness. The collection concentrates on conveying God's awesome power using the word "big." The first story "A Great Big World" acquaints readers with creation and what God made on this earth ... everything. "A Great Big Escape" relates how God delivered the Israelites from Egypt and years of slavery. "A Great Big Lion" tells the miracle of God sending angels to close the big lions' mouths allowing Daniel to survive in their den.
This cute board book presents each short story in child-friendly meter and rhythm. The poetry is well-crafted in most of the stanzas. One of my favorites is another story of deliverance. "A Great Big Hero" tells about Esther risking her life to save her people. I also like "A Great Big Picnic" as it recounts the miracle known as the feeding of the five thousand.
I appreciate revisiting many of the well-known Bible stories in this fresh retelling and cute format. Caron Turk provides colorful and endearing illustrations for each story. Children will enjoy looking at the details in the artwork like seashells on the shore and monkeys in the trees in "A Great Big World" or counting the pairs on Noah's ark in "A Great Big Boat."
Each story cites a Bible passage allowing parents to build on the experience by sharing with their child directly from Scripture. A key phrase follows each story which helps convey the message of what God's bigness can accomplish. "My great big God keeps me safe!" "My great big God guides me!" "My great big God hears me when I pray!" "My great big God helps me help others!" Each statement ties to the poem and the corresponding scripture and helps the child apply the principle to their lives. Holmes and Turk have delivered a well-constructed package to teach little ones biblical concepts and provide positive influence.
Parents will value reading and rereading these poems in "My Great Big God" with their preschoolers. Older siblings and younger siblings can have fun together, too. I predict it won't be long before child and reader will know many of the lines from this colorful book by heart.