Care for Creation
Author: Christy Baldwin
Illustrator: Shelly Draven
Review Copy Provided by: Tribute Books
About the Book: Care for Creation helps children to foster an appreciation and respect for nature. They learn to protect the environment through recycling, home energy conservation and neighborhood clean-ups. Through accompanying Bible verses, they are encouraged to be responsible stewards of God's creation.
My Review: What a great way to teach children how to care for our earth! Not only do they learn the hows and whys of taking care of this world we live in, but they are also learning Bible verses that teach about the same concepts. Each page pairs a concept for taking care of the earth with a verse that coincides with that concept or area of the earth that the page is referencing.
The illustrations in this book are very vivid and life like! I just love the bright colors that the illustrator uses throughout the book. Many of the pictures look just as if you were looking at the actual scenery or people. It is excellent artwork that will hold children's attention!
There are not many books out there that are written on a young child's level, about caring for our world, recycling, etc. This one does it in such a way that I think children would want to follow the advice in the book and start doing some of the things that are mentioned. I also like the biblical references, which aren't seen in many children's books. If that is not your cup of tea, then this may not be the book for you.
Kudos to the author for going out on a limb with this one and adding the spiritual element into a children's book!
There is even an interactive guide at the end of the book with suggested activities and a discussion guide. I love to see these added to books to give parents and readers seeds for thought.