When God Made You
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"An exclusive design, one God refined, you're a perfectly crafted one of a kind." Celebrating the individuality of each person, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations affirm that every child is loved by God---and should be valued for his or her unique gifts, traits, and characteristics. Ages 3 to 7.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: WaterBrook
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1601429185
ISBN-13: 9781601429186
Ages: 3-7

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Publisher's Description

YOU, you… God thinks about you.
God was thinking of you long before your debut.

From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. 
 
Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. 
 
’Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!

Author Bio

MATTHEW PAUL TURNER is the author of sixteen books. He lives with his wife Jessica (TheMomCreative.com, The Fringe Hours) and their three children in Nashville, TN. 

DAVID CATROW is an editorial cartoonist whose vibrant illustrations have appeared in more than seventy children’s books, including several New York Times bestsellers, such as I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More and I Like Myself. He makes his home in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.

Editorial Reviews

'When God Made You' is one of the most beautiful, most compelling, and most life-affirming children's books I've ever read--it's 'Oh, the Places You'll Go' meets the Divine. This book is a gift for kids of all ages!" –Amy Grant, six time Grammy Award-winning artist

"One of the most beautiful children's books I've ever read and the walls of our house are lined with books." –Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times Bestsellers, "The Greatest Gift" & "One Thousand Gifts"

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  1. Santaflash
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Bright, Colorful and Diverse: A Book That Shows The Value of Our Uniqueness
    November 6, 2017
    Santaflash
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The first thing that caught my attention on this book was the colorful cover. Bright greens, pinks, yellows, and oranges flow throughout, like paint on a canvas. Keep in mind the hardcover book is a picture book but not a board book. I love reviewing children's books because it allows me the opportunity to share with my kids and with my Sunday school kids. The group loves to read the book together.

    This book by Turner would make a great gift for a young child or early reader. For those often looking for diversity in their books, look no further. There's a variety of different people in this book to show just how special and unique we all are. I think this is a fun, bright and colorful book sure to capture the eye of any child. Some of the paintings, both on the inner cover and within the book are random enough with shapes that could be made into a fun game. Like cloud watching, I'd take the opportunity to point out what might look like a fish, flower or a dragon. Or let them picture something that catches their eye. This is a sweet book that affirms that we are all God's children, lovingly created in His image, yet unique in looks and talents.

    On days where my child might be upset because she's not as good at sports as the other kids, I want to help her celebrate the differences: the areas she does excel in. If we were all the same, it would be so boring. How cool is it that we are unique, bringing to the table a variety of skills, both creative and logical? I may not be good at decorating, but I can often fix something. So as sad as I may feel when I see all that other Pinterest Moms accomplish, I need to remind myself that my area I excel in is problem-solving. Not exciting, but still valuable! Perhaps this book is good for adults, like me, who also need the affirmation that we are God's children, creating lovingly by Him? I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
  2. plasticmom
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Adorable
    May 26, 2017
    plasticmom
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I'm many years past my childhood, but children's books still remain my favorite read. "When God Made You" is colorful, both in wording and art. The pages catch your attention, and the gentle rhyme of the story takes you on a wonderful journey. Perfect for any child (or grown up who will never grow up). We're never too old to hear that God made us special.

    This book was provided to me free of charge by Blogging for Books for review purposes.
  3. Emily
    Rib Lake, WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An Okay Children's Book - My Review of When God Made You
    May 19, 2017
    Emily
    Rib Lake, WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Written by: Matthew Paul Turner

    Illustrated by: David Catrow

    Published by: WaterBrook

    I enjoy checking out all kinds of children's books - and there are so many out there! I was happy to have the chance to read and review When God Made You.

    The story:

    This book shares a poem of sorts that talks about how much God cares about the child who is reading the book. It talks about how God planned out that child and their life before they were born.

    The illustrations:

    I am not a big fan of the illustrations in this book. They are a little "out there" on some of the pages and just not cute.

    Who the book is for:

    The back of the book says that it is for those aged 3 through 8, but I think that younger children might enjoy it, too. There are also parts - and words - that no one under 8 is going to fully understand.

    What I liked:

    This book has a very positive message in regard to the child and their life. A message of God's love and his plan for them.

    What I didnt like:

    I am not a fan of the illustrations.

    I think that the book could have been written a bit simpler for young children to understand it.

    My conclusion:

    This is an okay book.

    I give When God Made You 4 out of 5 stars.

    I received this book free to review from Blogging For Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  4. Readerofbooks
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An awesome author and awesome illustrator team!
    April 26, 2017
    Readerofbooks
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Initially I was attracted to this book because of the illustrator David Catrow. This book is filled with clever and heart warming drawings. But I also discovered an awesome author Matthew Paul Turner who has a true gift with words. His poetry is like music. It flows beautifully from page to page and the illustrations enhance his words. This book is equally pleasing to the child and adult who shares the book with the little one.The emphasis over and over on the unique blessing each individual is to the world, to their family and to God makes this an important message all children should hear. I really liked how the author emphasized how God made the child and planned for good things and sees good things in the child. This is a precious book filled with love and sweet affirmations.
  5. AmyL
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Engaging Book
    April 20, 2017
    AmyL
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    You are created uniquely.

    There is no one else like you.

    You are always on God's mind.

    These are all sentiments that Eric and I want to teach Sarabeth and help her to come to believe. We want her to see the beauty in each and every person created. To be able to see beyond what is and create something new and beautiful from it.

    We got a chance to read When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow, with Sarabeth last week. New books are always exciting days in our house, but this was was a little more special. Sarabeth was engaging with the photos. She was excited to turn the page, and we heard quite a few exclamations as the bright colors captured her imagination.

    When God Made You was written to help children about what makes every one unique. To discover character traits, talents, and personalities. It helps them learn that they have a special place in the world that only they can step into. It reminds children that God made them with a purpose in mind. With a plan in mind, God gave each child the likes and dislikes, skills and abilities that they need to carry out his dream for them.

    Even though the target age for this book is children 3-8 years old, Sarabeth was able to follow along with the story as I read it. The pictures engaged her in a big way.

    One note I've seen in several reviews is that some of the words are too big for toddlers to understand (Revue, debut). SB wasn't distracted by these words. But I do think they will give us chances to talk about what they mean as she gets older and better engages in language. I see them as opportunities for learning rather than distractions from the message.

    I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books. This review is my own, honest opinion.
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