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.