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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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

ECPA bestseller

'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. BethErin
    IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love the diversity and encouraging message! Delightful readaloud!
    February 25, 2018
    BethErin
    IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What a wonderful book for children of all ages! I truly ENJOY reading this book to my children. The words are intelligent and encouraging, the rhythm is soothing yet engaging, and the illustrations are intricate, bold, and engaging.

    This book celebrates the everyday while challenging children to continue learning and growing into the person they are created to be. Most importantly, it emphasizes Gods love for each individual child.

    When God Made You is a bookish treasure to share with each uniquely special child in your life.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
  2. Deuce Skunks
    Springfield, MO
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Illustrations With Higher Level Rhyme
    February 3, 2018
    Deuce Skunks
    Springfield, MO
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    When God Made You is a children's book (ages 3-8, according to the back cover) written by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow. Through colorful and creative pictures paired with extravagant rhyming verse, When God Made You tells children that not only are they created exactly how God wanted them to be, but they also have a life set out before them to fulfill His destiny for that creation.

    When God Made You reminds children that God knew them before they were even born and that God gave them the gifts, talents, and dreams that they'll hold so dear in this life.

    While I enjoyed the colorful art portrayed in this story, the rhyme felt somewhat drawn out and left me unsure of an ideal audience for this book. There are a lot of big - and seldom used - words and expressions that might be challenging for younger readers to understand, while the repetition of some phrases may make I somewhat monotonous for older readers. The overall length might also take too long to hold the attention of younger readers.

    I'm giving this book 3/5 stars. I'd recommend this book to kids that mostly focus on the pictures, younger audiences that enjoy reading just a couple random pages at a time, or older audiences that like larger concepts but still enjoy picture books.

    *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary print copy of this book from Blogging For Books, for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*
  3. Rebecca Maney
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Book For Every Child's Shelf!
    January 18, 2018
    Rebecca Maney
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "God pictured your nose and all ten of your toes. The sound of your voice? God had it composed."

    How beautiful is that?

    With its outstanding artistic illustrations and poetic cadence, this lovely children's book is a reminder to young and old alike, that "God's family without you would not be the same".

    Enjoy every page.

  4. The Consulting Writer
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Bright, Colorful and Diverse: A Book That Shows The Value of Our Uniqueness
    November 6, 2017
    The Consulting Writer
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    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.
  5. 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.
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