The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings by Linsey Davis with Joseph Bottum, illustrated by Lucy Fleming

Published by Zonderkidz

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Summary:  Rhyming text celebrates the blessings of the world, starting out, “This is the day that the Lord has made.”  A brother and sister enjoy the natural world they find in their yard, then go with their parents on a trip to the zoo.  The diversity of animals is appreciated there.  When the family returns home, the kids appreciate the wide variety of foods available to them.  Finally, it’s time to go to bed, where the narrator notices “Up in the trees, high in the breeze/I hear God’s love in the sound of the breeze.”  The last page ends, as a good bedtime story should, with the children falling asleep.  32 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  The rhyming text and sweet illustrations invite children to look for God in the world around them, appreciating the many good things they experience.  God is completely non-denominational, making this an excellent choice for children of many different faiths.

Cons:  Not all children experience the idyllic world that these two kids live in.

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