Friday, April 30, 2010

Just Like You: Beautiful Babies Around the World by Marla Stewart Konrad

A mother recounts the story of the day her child was born, and then takes the child on an imaginary trip around the world to meet other children born on the same day.

On the day you were born, God wrapped his gentle arms around the whole world. What do a crackling fire, a tinkling rattle, and beaded necklaces all have in common? They are gifts welcoming brand new babies into the world–babies just like you. Global families form the centerpiece of this heartwarming and richly illustrated narrative that reminds us all of the universal bonds between loved ones. Discover celebrations of life from all continents, all under the same sparkling stars, in this reassuring tribute to the all-encompassing embrace of God's love.

My Review:
Thank you to Zondervan for my copy of this picture book, beautifully illustrated by Lin Wang.

The theme is one of the welcoming love between a new born child and its extended family. Each page tells how different people in the world celebrate a new life, demonstrating that we are all quite similar. The colorful illustrations are quite beautiful.

The publisher, Zonderkidz, is donating $10,000 to World Vision, an organization dedicated to helping children and communities reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.

Product Details:

List Price: $15.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (March 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714788
ISBN-13: 978-0310714781

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1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a precious book. It would be a great baby gift.