I have a lovely book to share with you guys today. Would a Worm Go on a Walk? is written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Bill Bolton. The story is told through a series of short poems about animals, asking if each one would do a “human” activity.
Would a worm go on a walk?
Would a lion become a lifeguard?
Would a ladybug wear lipstick?
A lot of children’s books would try to come up with reasons as to why the animals would do these specific activities, but not this one. Would a Worm Go on a Walk? gives a fun reason that the animal in question doesn’t do the funny thing, but they all come down to the same core reason: because God didn’t make them that way.
After reading about nine animals and why they don’t exhibit human behaviors, the book culminates with the idea that people are “God’s masterpieces.”
But God’s designs weren’t finished.
His special plans weren’t through.
The animals were just a start.
God’s masterpiece is YOU!
I’d told Small Fry that we’d get to review this book several days before it arrived, and he asked every day if it was here yet. He was so excited about it! The day it showed up, we read it twice (practically before the mail truck even had a chance to leave!). Once he moved on to other things, I took a good look at it, and saw just how beautiful the illustrations were. They’re lovely on a quick pass; they’re positively gorgeous when you look at them carefully.
Overall, this is a wonderfully done book. The message is beautiful, the illustrations are amazing. The two parts work together perfectly to make the book a delight. Flyby Promotions has graciously donated another copy of this book for me to offer as a giveaway. Fill out the Giveaway Tools widget below for your chance to win. The giveaway will end on Tuesday, July 5th at 5 a.m. PST.
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I would love to give this to my 4 year-old niece, who probably hasn’t been taught at home that she is one of God’s materpieces.
Cats!!!! Love this for my grandson!!!
My favorite animals are dogs. They are so sweet and compassionate.
My daughter loves Monkeys.
annette @ A net in Time
I’m going to be posting a review for this one as well. wasn’t it a cute book?
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My daughter loves leopards and my son loves dogs.
My son has a few, but he absolutely loves owls and monkeys! Thank you for the chance to win 🙂
Dolphins are my daughter favorite
My daughter loves monkeys and she would love this book. I love giraffes.
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I’ve always thought giraffes were awesome!
We love our dogs.
This looks like a wonderful book!
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She likes alpacas and red pandas!
My son loves dogs.
My nieces like dogs! 🙂
My boys love sharks! I just wish they’d picked something more cuddly!
My Granddaughter loves Zebras!
My favorite animals are cows.
My daughters love their three cats.
Otters are a favorite here!
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We’re a penguin family!!! How cute are they eh? ..Esp if you ever watch the dvds where they go sliding
My kids love dogs and cats.
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My grandkids love their Black Lab. My oldest grandson really likes dinosaurs, too 😉
I love deer. Hunting season is particularly rough for me.