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ALL THINGS BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL BOARD BOOK


All Things Bright and Beautiful
By Thomas Nelson
Illustrated by Dawn Machell
Published by Tommy Nelson
Board Book 10 pages Preschool and up

ABOUT BOOK: All Things Bright and Beautiful, a charming new padded board book for young children, will be a bright, glittery addition to any home.

This padded board book with plastic handle sparkles with its eye-catching cover and colorful, fun illustrations. With glitter on every page, your little one will be engaged with the lyrics from the classic hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful.” Enjoy celebrating God’s beautiful creation through this adorable book that your children will want to read over and over again!

The padded covers, thick pages, and handle are perfect for little hands, and the glittery artwork and simple, classic lyrics will appeal to any young child. All Things Bright and Beautiful will delight your family as you cuddle up and read all about God’s care in creation.

REVIEW: This is an adorable padded board book filled with cute and colorful pictures that grab your attention and drive home message on each page. What is so great about the pages is that they are textured. For example, on the first page, there is a huge bright rainbow shooting out of an elephant’s trunk. When you feel the rainbow, it has tiny bumps. They look like sparkles and feel like them too. Each page has something fun and texture to find.

The book opens with this, “All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.”

The words are all in white except for the word bright which has the rainbow colors. I enjoyed the variety of animals sprinkled throughout the two pages. They made me smile.

I had heard this poem-hymn before but I wasn’t sure where. I googled it and found out that it was originally a hymn first published in 1884, in a collection of hymns designed to raise money for special needs children. It was written by Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-95), wife to the Archbishop of Armagh and Protestant Primate of Ireland. Later on, Martin Shaw arranged this hymn to the swinging tune, Royal Oak. Schools often use a simplified version by William Henry Monk.

I most likely learned this along with my kids in Sunday School. This book is adorable and the phrases are catchy. My granddaughter loves to carry things in her arms. I won’t worry about her hurting this board book. It’s padded, sturdy and durable. She will have so much fun with a book she can take with her and read on the go.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tommy Nelson Publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Nora St. Laurent
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