Beginnings

Author(s): 
Lori Ann Watson
Illustrator(s): 
Shennen Bersani
Copyright: 
2009
Publisher: 
Pauline Books and Media
Binding: 
Sewn Hardcover
Number of pages: 
32 pages
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Review: 

This is a lovely picture book about, naturally, beginnings. The simple but descriptive storyline, along with vibrant illustrations, take you through signs of new things - like a tomato plant, a tree and a thunderstorm. These capture the beauty of different aspects of God's creation, but only show the simple ways that we see what's coming next.

The story culminates in looking at the questions of where *we* come from and answers it in the simplest and most innocent way, focusing on the love of God who "chose the perfect place for you, inside the safe, warm shelter of your mother's womb..."

The author gives a nice balance in helping the child see himself as one part of God's beautiful creation, but one with a very unique role that exceeds that of the animals and plants around us and that was specially intended by God.

Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
6-28-2009
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