Tim Thornborough—founder and Publishing Director of The Good Book Company—and Jennifer Davison—freelance illustrator in Northern Ireland—have added two new books to the Very Best Bible Stories series—God’s Very Colorful Creation and Esther and the Very Brave Plan (which I reviewed here). God’s Very Colorful Creation is simple—it’s about how God made his wonderful world with every shade of the rainbow and then some.
The book goes through the six days of creation, highlighting the magnitude of colors God used in creating the seas, the mountains, the trees and plants, the stars, the sea, air, and land animals, and, finally, people. What’s great about this book is both that the colors are so vivid and the authors use of synonyms. Instead of learning about plain old greens and purples, God made red giants and white dwarf stars, colorful swirling nebulas of magenta, ocher, and violet. Instead of learning about boring “fish and birds,” God made cuttlefish, whitebait, and yellowfin tuna; goldcrests, greenfinches, and peacocks.
After the animals, the authors show that God created people. All kinds of people. God wanted them to fill the earth, and as they did so “their skins were black and brown and tan and rosy pink.” In this part of the book, there’s a picture of seven people with different skin and hair colors. This affirms that God made every race and color of people, but it may be confusing for kids to hear that “God made men and women” when, on the sixth day, God made only Adam and Eve. You’ll likely want to explain to your child how God made Adam and Eve on the sixth day, and then from that couple came everyone else we see, all made in God’s image.
This is a fine short book that shows God’s colorful creative genius can be seen all throughout his creation. As well, it didn’t stop with plants and animals but continued with colorful people. It’s great to have and read to your children to show them the beauty of God’s color palette for those rainy days when you can’t go outside.
- Ages: 2–5 years
- Series: Very Best Bible Stories
- Author: Tim Thornborough
- Illustrator: Jennifer Davison
- Paperback: 24 pages
- Publisher: The Good Book Company (August 9, 2021)
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