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Katrina wants to know ore about God: "Mama, what does God wear? Does God like to paint? Does God ever cry, Papa?" Her parents' responses, based on the Psalms, help Katrina to know God in ways that are very real to her.
Poetic text and bright impressionistic illustrations combine beautifully to make this a gentle and affirming picture book that will encourage a child's exploration of God. Ideal for reading aloud.
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Nancy White Carlstrom is the author of more than 50 booksfor children, including the popular Jesse Bear books (Simon& Schuster) and the best-selling Does God Know How toTie Shoes? (Eerdmans).
Lori McElrath-Eslick is a freelance illustrator whose work appears regularly in Ladybug magazine. She has illustrated several picture books for children. Lori lives in North Muskegon, Michigan.
A conversation between Katrina and her parents about the nature of God deftly juxtaposes an adult metaphysical sensibility (replete with allusions to the book of Psalms) against a child's hands-on approach to spirituality. For instance, in answer to her daughter's question whether God has any pets, Mama replies: "The animals and birds of the forest are his and every cow on a thousand hills," whereas Katrina's more pragmatic response is: "Maybe God would like us to get a a puppy!" Each turn of the page introduces a new question--what God wears, whether He talks, if He cries or sings--and another vista featuring McElrath-Eslick's bold brush strokes and her perhaps overexcited palette. The approach is nondenominational beyond its Judeo-Christian foundations, and could easily provide a springboard for family or one-on-one discussions. All of the Psalms alluded to are included in their entirety at the end of the book. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Com, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110613881176
Book Description Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996. Condition: New. Lori McElrath-Eslick (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0613881176