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How Big Is God (Harperblessings)

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Publisher Comments:

When a young boy asks his mother where God lives, she tells him "in your heart." This inspires a slew of curious questions: Is he invisible? Is he like a superhero? Can he fly? How can he be everywhere all at once? In this heartwarming conversation between mother and son, all the ways in which God exists are discussed and the possibilities are endless. Through bright, dreamy illustrations, How Big Is God captures the immensity and wonder of looking at God—and the world—through a young child's eyes.

Review:

"A mother leads her son through a conversation about God in this smoothly conceived if slightly bland picture book. The boy begins by asking where God lives, and when told that God lives in his heart, the boy concludes, reasonably enough, that God must be extremely tiny. The mother's responses use kid-friendly language to point to the mysteries of God ('Think of him like sand, small enough to make its way into your sock. Or big enough to make a whole dune'). Alternating between traditional layouts and the occasional vertical spread for emphasis, Bryant (previously teamed with Bergren for God Gave Us You) depicts the talk as action unfolding over the course of a day, in an enticing array of settings, from snowy fields hemmed in by mountains to the bottom of the ocean, from outer space to a waterfall. Despite the range of scenery and an abundance of patterns, the sameness of the palette and of the characters' pared-down expressions tends to dampen the visual interest. On the plus side, Bergren's nondenominational approach presumes little; parents can be anywhere from vaguely spiritual to active in a religious community, and still want to share this book with their children. Ages 3-7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

When a young boy asks his mother where God lives, she tells him in your heart. This inspires a slew of curious questions: Is he invisible? Is he like a superhero? Can he fly? How can he be everywhere all at once? In this heartwarming conversation between mother and son, all the ways in which God exists are discussed and the possibilities are endless. Through bright, dreamy illustrations, How Big Is God captures the immensity and wonder of looking at God--and the world--through a young child's eyes.

Synopsis:

Through dreamy illustrations and the same accessible tone that made "God Gave Us You" a smash success, this inspirational book captures the immensity and wonder of looking at God--and the world--through a young child's eyes. Full color.

About the Author

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the author of the children's books God Gave us You and its sequel God Gave us Two, as well as several adult novels. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her children and husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061131745
Author:
Bergren, Lisa Tawn
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Bryant, Laura J.
Author:
by Lisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant
Author:
Bryant, Laura J.
Subject:
Religious - Christian
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
God
Subject:
Mother and child
Subject:
Religious - Christian - General
Subject:
Children s Religion-Christianity
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Harperblessings
Publication Date:
20080108
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 9 x 0.25 in 11.52 oz
Age Level:
04-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A mother leads her son through a conversation about God in this smoothly conceived if slightly bland picture book. The boy begins by asking where God lives, and when told that God lives in his heart, the boy concludes, reasonably enough, that God must be extremely tiny. The mother's responses use kid-friendly language to point to the mysteries of God ('Think of him like sand, small enough to make its way into your sock. Or big enough to make a whole dune'). Alternating between traditional layouts and the occasional vertical spread for emphasis, Bryant (previously teamed with Bergren for God Gave Us You) depicts the talk as action unfolding over the course of a day, in an enticing array of settings, from snowy fields hemmed in by mountains to the bottom of the ocean, from outer space to a waterfall. Despite the range of scenery and an abundance of patterns, the sameness of the palette and of the characters' pared-down expressions tends to dampen the visual interest. On the plus side, Bergren's nondenominational approach presumes little; parents can be anywhere from vaguely spiritual to active in a religious community, and still want to share this book with their children. Ages 3-7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When a young boy asks his mother where God lives, she tells him in your heart. This inspires a slew of curious questions: Is he invisible? Is he like a superhero? Can he fly? How can he be everywhere all at once? In this heartwarming conversation between mother and son, all the ways in which God exists are discussed and the possibilities are endless. Through bright, dreamy illustrations, How Big Is God captures the immensity and wonder of looking at God--and the world--through a young child's eyes.
"Synopsis" by , Through dreamy illustrations and the same accessible tone that made "God Gave Us You" a smash success, this inspirational book captures the immensity and wonder of looking at God--and the world--through a young child's eyes. Full color.
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