For preschoolers—a first lesson
the interconnectedness of all creation.
"In the beginning, God created the
heaven and the earth…. But something was
In this playful twist to the Genesis
story, God asks all of nature to offer gifts to
humankind—with a promise that the humans would care for
creation in return. Your child will delight in turning the
sturdy pages to see and hear what the many animals wish for us.
Much has been written about the importance
of reading simple, beautiful books to babies and preschoolers
to stimulate brain development. But perhaps even more
important, what you read begins to shape your child’s
world, and creates the images that will remain with him or her
throughout life. We read books to our children about letters,
numbers, shapes, colors, and safety, but do we give their minds
the early food they need to think about life’s bigger
As spiritual development experts now tell
us, each child develops an image of God by age 5, with or
without religious instruction. How
Did the Animals Help God? takes
you and your child on an imaginative journey designed to help
you open not only your child’s mind, but your
child’s heart and soul as well.
Based on the award-winning picture book In Our Image: God’s First Creatures.
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has illustrated more than twelve children’s books,
including In Our Image: God’s