Friday, February 5, 2016
All Things Bright and Beautiful - A Review
Author - Cecil Frances Alexander
Illustrator - Katy Hudson
Title - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Format - hardcover
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In the 1800's Cecil Frances Alexander penned the words to one of the world's favorite hymns "All things bright and beautiful..." Artist Katy Hudson takes those words and uses her watercolor paintings to capture and delight children in this latest version of the popular hymn.
I loved this book! The paintings are vibrant and very engaging. I remember growing up and learning some of the words to the hymn "All things bright and beautiful/All creatures great and small/All things wise and wonderful/The Lord God made them all." Yet this book covers all of the stanzas of the song.
I read this book to my best friend's daughters. The girls LOVED it. They loved seeing all the butterflies, birds, ladybugs, and beauty of the creation in the paintings. It also gave me some teachable moments when they realized that God made everything.
I received this book for free from Worthy's First Look blogging program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to children ages 3-7, parents, teachers, librarians, Sunday school teachers
Rating - 5 stars