The pages of the Bible are populated with a menagerie of curious creatures---from Jesus' humble sparrows to Daniel's ferocious lions, from Eden's sinister serpent to Jonah's hungry whale. Delval's simple text paired with vivid illustrations bring them to life---and show how even the smallest animals bear witness to God's love. Ages 4 to 8. 88 pages, hardcover from Eerdmans.
The bible’s stories abound with animalsJonah’s whale, the ram sacrificed in Isaac’s place, the serpent who tempted Eve. Some fill minor roles, while some are central to their stories. But God watched over all of them, delighted in their creation, and used them for great purposes and important lessons. All of them bear witness to God’s wisdom and love. This colorful book, with text that is brief and simple enough for young readers, presents a survey of the menagerie of creatures that populates the pages of the bible. These diverse creatures offer an excellent way to help children discover God’s world and its profound messages.
Marie-Hélène Delval is a French author whohas written several books for young children. She currentlyworks as the literary director for Bayard Editions inParis.
Aurélia Fronty is a French artist and illustrator whohas published more than a dozen books. The main source ofinspiration for her art is her travels in Africa, Asia, andSouth America.
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