Item description for Every Child Everywhere! by Debby Anderson...
Overview Describes how God loves and cares for every child in the world, and how each child regardless of where they live is special to God.
A fun, colorful tool for teaching young children about God's creativity and his love for all children, near and far.
Every Child Everywhere celebrates children as reflections of the joy and creativity of God. Bright illustrations and joyful narrative teach young children that though we are all different, uniquely designed by God, certain undeniable similarities unite us-things like play, family, and imagination.
This book will touch young hearts with Christ's compassion and help children connect to children of other cultures. While informing readers about God's creativity, it inspires confidence that the love of Christ can be expressed across cultures. This confidence will embolden children and families to step out of their comfort zones into the lives of others who need Christian friends. Every Child Everywhere is a tool to pass on a global awareness to our children today, so they may make a difference in the world tomorrow.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 8.12" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 5, 2008
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN 1581348622 ISBN13 9781581348620
Availability 0 units.
More About Debby Anderson
Debby Anderson has written and illustrated several books for children, including the bestselling Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Loves the Little Children in the Cuddle and Sing series. She lives with her husband and four children in Mesquite, Texas, where she is involved in a variety of cross-cultural ministries.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Every Child Everywhere!?
Wonderful Message Apr 27, 2010
My one-year old loves the mix of photos of real children along with illustrated kids. The narrative is sweet, straightforward and I love the main message that children everywhere do lots of the same things, just differently, and we are all God's children all over the world. The photos of the real children are truly wonderful and add a lot to the book's story.
Beautiful book with simple text for a great cause. Aug 13, 2009
Written and illustrated by prolific children's author Debby Anderson with cooperation from Compassion International, this book highlights the diversity of children around the world while emphasizing how God loves all of us the same.
God's love reaches to cold climates and hot, to children who play and sing and take care of their pets, whatever those pets may be: dogs, kittens, lambs, chickens or camels! He cares for people who are tall, short, light, dark, quiet, loud, fast or slow. The author emphasizes that everyone is special. "But being special doesn't mean we are perfect. We get into all sorts of troubles ... Even then God loves us and helps us ..." Scripture references are plentiful throughout, supporting each point. The book concludes with a picture of Jesus embracing children of many ethnicities and nationalities.
Fans of Debby Anderson will be delighted to find her signature illustrations, colorful and happy as always. This volume, however, also incorporates photographs of children throughout the world who are sponsored by Compassion, International. Every photo and illustration is labeled with the country it represents: Zimbabwe, Peru, Jordan, etc.
WHAT I LIKE: My kids love the photographs. We spend more time talking about the different kids and cultures than we do reading the text. I like that Bible references are sprinkled liberally. The text is encouraging with a solid biblical foundation.
WHAT I DISLIKE: One line states "No one else thinks and feels just like you." Perhaps this is nit-picky on my part, but I don't believe that is true. This statement seems more isolating than unifying. I understand the author means no one else is exactly like anyone else, but we do share common thoughts and feelings, even if we look and act differently and even disagree.
Also, I wish this book included the salvation message. It talks all about how much God loves us and how He helps us, but it doesn't mention the sin that interrupts our relationship with this loving God. It doesn't include anything about Jesus dying on the cross for the sins of the world -- all the children throughout the world -- so that we can live eternally with God. It seems an obvious and woeful omission.