This Is the Day! A Celebration of God's Creation   -     By: Nancy White Carlstrom
    Illustrated By: Richard Cowdrey
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This Is the Day! A Celebration of God's Creation

Illustrated By: Richard Cowdrey
ZonderKidz / 2009 / Hardcover

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It is both the unnoticed cottonwood seed floating in the air and the familiar raven's call that prompts children to listen, touch, be surprised, laugh, and celebrate the wonder of their creator and the beauty of creation. This enchantingly poetic story will delight children as they discover new ways to appreciate and interact with the world around them.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: ZonderKidz
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 10.75 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310714281
ISBN-13: 9780310714286
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-7

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Publisher's Description

It is both the unnoticed cottonwood seed floating in the air and the familiar raven’s call that prompts children to listen, touch, be surprised, laugh, and celebrate the wonder of their creator and the beauty of creation. This enchantingly poetic story will delight children as they discover new ways to appreciate and interact with the world around them.

Author Bio

Nancy White Carlstrom started writing when she was seven years old and has been writing ever since. She says, "I write when I am happy and when I am sad, and especially when I celebrate God’s creation. When you read This Is the Day, I hope it will cause you to look at your world and be surprised by wonder every day of the week."

Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

ChristianBookPreviews

This is the Day! by Nancy White Carlstrom has some of the most beautiful illustrations I've ever seen in a children's book. They cover each and every page. The scenes are gorgeous, depicting the beauty of the earth, such as animals, oceans, meadows, forests, waterfalls, and coasts. Simply breath-taking!

Unfortunately, I didn't feel that the text could equal the beauty of the illustrations. The way the text appeared led me to believe that it was going to be poetic and yet I could find no poetic rhyme to it. The theology of celebrating God's creation because "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24) is questionable. The psalmist may not be exhorting his readers to rejoice in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and so forth, as the author leads us to believe. In fact, the "day" the psalmist is referring to may have another meaning entirely - that of the day when Christ returns. All in all, it is definitely a wonderful book to look at. The encouragement to rejoice in God's creation every day is a good reminder and, yet, to use a debated Bible verse to promote this concept made it difficult for me to read. -- Jennifer Joneleit, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Editorial Reviews

Carlstrom offers a poetic look at the connection between God and nature. Each spread offers a brief bit of advice in bold text about praising God or celebrating the wonders of nature.

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  1. Kristina
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 6, 2009
    Kristina
    For yummy eye candy, This is the Day! by Nancy White Carlstrom is a favorite book in our house.Written in free verse style, this gorgeous volume celebrates Psalm 118:24 ("This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.") by highlighting the beauty and wonder of God's creation. The text is airy, asking us to appreciate some aspect of nature each day of the week:"Sniff the garden's sweet rose,and your nose might meet a tiny tree frog.Clap for the river otter who flaps in waterbut waddles across the grassthrough cottonwood fuzz,finding his way from the pond to the bay."But it's the splendid illustrations by Richard Cowdrey, focusing on breath-taking landscapes and amazing animals, that really makes this book special. Each page brings "ooohs" and "ahhs," from the deer shown nibbling red apples, to the fox eyeing some rabbits, to orca whales playing in the ocean. Even the endpapers, showing a bird's eye view of luscious green islands at sunset, are spectacular.What I Like: The illustrations in this book are exceptional. My daughter also loves pointing out the blue heron found on every two page spread. The reminder to "Let all creation lift its voice.This is the day the Lord has made.Rejoice! Rejoice!"is also appreciated.What I Dislike: For the most part, I find the text a bit fluffy. More substance would make this book a classic.Overall Rating: Very good.
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