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Blending the biblical narrative, science, and art, author and illustrator Andy McGuire portrays not only the majesty of God’s creation, but also the beauty, delight, and love of the Creator for his handiwork. McGuire points to God who “had an idea. He wanted there to be other things besides just himself.” And so God made the cosmos and all that dwells within it. 

McGuire masterfully narrates and illustrates the truth that “nothing God made can live on its own—everything works together.” For example, McGuire writes, “Birds need plants. Some parts they need to build their nests. And birds eat plant seeds. When birds eat them, they poop out some of the seeds, scattering them far and wide as they fly to distant lands. This helps plants spread to new places all around the world—part of God’s plan.” 

McGuire’s depiction of the creation of Adam and Eve is unique and authentic. In author notes, McGuire explains, “Of course no one knows what Adam and Eve looked like, but I have given them skin color and features that defy easy categorization. Somehow Adam and Eve contained all the DNA of the human race, and they and their children were truly fruitful, spreading humanity to every corner of the globe.” 

Highly recommended to parents, caregivers, and teachers as a fresh, educational, and worshipful picture book to be savored again and again with young children.  



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