Item description for When God Created My Toes (Dandilion Rhymes) by Dandi Daley Mackall & David Hohn...
Overview All through the day, as she goes from one mishap to the next, a girl wonders what kind of fun she and God were having together when God made each part of her body.
Publishers Description "When God created my toes, did he make them wiggle? Did he know I'd giggle? Did he have to hold his nose, when God created my toes? "This charming picture book allows your child to imagine what it was like when God created them. From the top of their heads to the tips of their toes they will explore and understand God's delight in creating them. ""Through rhyming lines and vivid illustrations children will gain confidence and self-esteem when they begin to fully realize how perfectly, intricately, and uniquely God created them.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 8.54" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 19, 2008
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400073154 ISBN13 9781400073153
Availability 0 units.
More About Dandi Daley Mackall & David Hohn
Award-winning author Dandi Daley Mackall has written more than 400 books for children and about 25 for grown-ups (over 4 million copies sold in 22 countries). She's a national speaker and has made dozens of television appearances, including ABC, NBC, and CBS. Dandi lives in rural Ohio, where she enjoys her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and a changing array of outdoor creatures.
Dandi Daley Mackall currently resides in West Salem, in the state of Ohio.
Dandi Daley Mackall has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about When God Created My Toes (Dandilion Rhymes)?
Beautiful Illustrations & Encouraging Words! Feb 8, 2009
Beautifully written book, great for any age! My 3 and 5 year olds love the warm, fuzzy feelings that they get when I read this book to them, and I love the time we share reading it! The illustrations are great! It does keep the attention of my 5 year old, but my 3 year old boy usually pops in and out of the room listening for brief periods of time :-)
Children's book with Christian foundation Oct 14, 2008
God Loves Me More Than That is a charming children's book with a young boy telling how much God loves him. The young boy discovers that God loves him more than anything, and that he will love him this much forever. In the end, he lets God know that he will love Him forever as well.
This is a wonderful book for children, the pages rhyme, which creates a fun rhythm through the story, and the illustrations are beautiful and truly make the book the masterpiece it is. The descriptions the boy uses are ones that even young children will understand, and the pages are short enough to make it one that even very young children can sit through.
I enjoyed reading this book on my own, and I look forward to sharing it with my son as he grows up. I think this book helps children to grasp the concept of just how huge God's love for each of us is, and uses words and descriptions that are very child-friendly.
Armchair Interviews says: Every home with children should have this book.
Great for bedtime rituals Sep 28, 2008
My daughter already has much of this title memorized due to rolling cadences that beg to be read aloud and recited.
How much love does God have for me? More than the letters between A and Z More than the bumbles in a bumble bee. God loves me more than that!
Those are the words that I overheard my eldest `reading' to my 2 year old in the bed tonight.
The quotation above is the first stanza which provides a repeating form for each following section of verse. Each quatrain ends with the line "God loves me - than that!" Fill in the blank with more than, deeper than, softer than, louder than, bigger than and others! God's love for us is immense, far larger than we can conceptualize.
This title reminds me of a bed-time game I play with my girls, familiar to many parents. I call it "I love you more than." We take turns saying how much we love each other; "I love you higher than the tallest tree." I say. "Well, I love you to the moon and back." My daughter replies. Going on for quite some time, the conversation ends with my concluding remark, "But you know who loves you more than even I do?" "Yes, God!" my daughter answers joyfully, she knows the drill. Drawing from this same vein and tradition God Loves Me More Than That makes a perfect addition to family bedtime rituals.
Hohn's illustration takes Mackall's not entirely uncommon imaginings of God's love: deeper than a treasure chest beneath the sea, higher than a space shuttle flying by, etc., and takes them in to the realm of the fantastic. Hohn places the little boy who is reflecting on God's love for him amongst hippo's dancing in the rain, on a bumble bee's back and as a cowboy on horseback on the range to mention only a few. We are clearly immersed in the realm of the imagination, and are treated to a fantastic voyage through this little boy's daydreams.
Fun, informal look at Psalm 139 Sep 27, 2008
nspired by Psalm 139 of the Bible, When God Created My Toes tells the story of a little girl who ponders how God created her. Various body parts receive her examination and contemplation.
When God created my toes Did he make them wiggle? Did he know I'd giggle? Did he have to hold his nose when God created my toes?
Silly questions - often prompting laughter from small readers - are asked about God's thoughts and actions during the forming of her body. These questions are applied to her knees, hips, hands, head, eyes, nose, heart, and finally to her entire being, `me'.
Hohn provides playful illustrations to accompany the meandering thoughts of the poem. The highly active little girl enjoys childhood activities including playing in the mud, roller-skating, and an imaginary tea party attended by parents, pet cat, and teddy bear. Her high spirits often lead her into mischief, some of which seems developmentally inappropriate for a child of her age. Our girls have all made messes out of paint, food colouring or any other marking device they can find, but generally not in the age range of 4-8 years old. Each illustration is connected to the body part being discussed; skinning knees accompanies the stanza on God's creation of the little girl's knees, for example.
Hohn's joy-filled artwork alternates with crumpled pieces of actual lined paper that have been incorporated as design elements. At times they include only text, but more often feature both text and child-like, pencil-crayon line drawings that depict the action that occurs between the full illustrations. This unique stylistic choice adds to the feeling of childhood joy and wonder that is present throughout.
Through the synchronistic combination of playful rhyming verse and snapshots from the busy life of a little girl, children begin to grasp God's joy as He creates each child, even themselves. "Was he pleased as he could be when God created me?"
Did He know I'd giggle? Sep 1, 2008
These charming rhymes and their sentiments will draw you and your child in. "When God created my toes, did he make them wiggle? Did he know I'd giggle? Did he have to hold his nose, when God created my toes?" The author deals with knees and hips and hair with more rhymes and illustrations of an active little girl, who plays dress up, skins her knee, and jumps out and surprises her dad. As the girl hugs her big white cat she says "Did I love him from the start, when God created my heart?" Dandi Daley Mackall has written 400 children's books, and David Hohn is a great choice as the illustrator of this book. Review by the author of A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holidays