Sunday, May 29, 2011

When God Created My Toes by Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated by David Hohn

There is rarely a children's story I don't enjoy. There's something about the colors and the rhymes that draw me in. So many times I ended up finishing a book on my own, long after the children had moved on to another activity.  This book is no exception.  My first look at "When God Created My Toes" was by flashlight, courtesy of the wicked Spring storms.  The pictures are bright, and the expressions on the faces of the characters are priceless. The story follows a mischievious little girl, who wants to understand why God created her toes, her hands, her head, her knees.  She leaves a great mess, and two exhausted parents in her wake, as she discovers what her hands and feet can do.

This book would be fun to read with a child who would enjoy finding his toes and his nose as the pages go by. You could easily add a few songs such as "Head, Shoulders, Knees &Toes" or "If You're Happy & You Know It".  Plus, offer a craft using hands or feet, like pudding painting, and make this book a great little lesson on how God makes each one of us unique.

This book was provided to me free of charge by Waterbrook Multnomah for review purposes. You can win a free copy of When God Created My Toes by rating my review at Blogging for Books at the link below, then drop me a note here or on my facebook page telling me that you did. Enter by 6/1/11


  1. Very good review! I rated your review on the publisher's website, and I was wondering if you could rate some of mine? (not entering the giveaway though)

  2. Thanks! Will rate yours after work. Hope you win that netbook!