Rachel Isadora In the Beginning

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In the Beginning

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Enhanced with watercolors, a picture book from a Caldecott Honor Award winner tells the story of GodÆs creation of the world and the miracle of birth, through simple text and the opening words from Genesis.

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Rachel Isadora is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor-winning Ben's Trumpet.

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PreS. This small, ethereal picture book, inspired by the opening lines of the book of Genesis, invites children to muse on where babies come from. "In the beginning there was only heaven and earth," begins the bare-bones text, which is accompanied by an illustration showing babies floating in a purple darkness. On succeeding pages, a tow-headed infant bursts into the light, an African American baby sits on a cloud; and a ring of children frolic in the water. Evocative words such as sky, moon, and stars also bring babies to the page. "Creatures of the land" are born; then love comes into the world. A gauzy watercolor of a man and a pregnant woman walking along the beach at sunset leads into a picture of their own special baby. The art is spare and dreamy, and often there is only one word per page. Some adults may find this saccharine, but Isadora's artwork is always endearing, and the illustrations here are no exception. Small children will respond to the sweet feeling that flows from the story and to the joyous babies smiling themselves into existence. Ilene Cooper
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