Thursday, February 4, 2016

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander & Illustrated by Katy Hudson

Title: All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Illustrator: Katy Hudson
Pages: 32
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Genre: Children’s Illustrated
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Format: Hardcover 
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     God’s touch can be seen everywhere: in the rivers and streams, in the forest and its creatures, and in each of us. And nowhere is this more lyrically celebrated than in the words of “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” first published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848. Here, artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the well-loved words with her fresh and engaging watercolors. Readers will be swept along as they follow three young children who delight in a day filled with the discovery of “all things bright and beautiful.” This striking book is a beautiful reminder that every good thing we see is from God.

My review:

     When I sat down to read this book I had not read the inside cover which is where I got the above information about it. I had no idea this was a hymn written in the 1800s.

     Beautifully draws attention to God’s creation!

     The rhymes in this book are simple and flow easily. Each phrase is short and sweet. There is very little written on each page and the pauses are nicely timed with plenty of opportunity to really explore the pictures.

     The illustrations are very detailed and eye catching. It was a joy to look for small things like the ladybugs and butterflies that were on a number of pages.

     I really love the way that all aspects of creation are included. This includes the animals, plants, mountains, rivers, and even the weather. God is creator of, and in control of all of it.

    I’m giving this charming book a rating of 5 stars and highly recommending it.

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