Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals, written by award-winning author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by David Walker, is set on a farm and follows a conversation between a mother and child as the child repeatedly asks "Mama, who made . . . ?"
In the end, children learn that God is responsible for creating sheep, cows, pigs, horses, goats––all the animals on the farm… including puppies! Together, parents and children will discover the wonder of God’s creation when they open Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals.
|Contributor(s)||Rhonda Gowler Greene , David Walker|
|About the Contributor(s)||Rhonda Gowler Greene
Rhonda Gowler Greene is the author of over twenty picture books. Her books have received honors such as School Library Journal Best Book, Children’s Book Council Showcase Book, Bank Street College Best Book, and starred reviews. A former elementary school teacher, with a master’s in educational media, Rhonda is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences. She lives with her husband, Gary, in a house overflowing with books in West Bloomfield, Michigan. They have four grown children. For more information, visit her on the web at—www.rhondagowlergreene.com
Inspired by his two kids, studio dog, and a lifelong love of drawing and painting, David Walker has illustrated nearly 50 books in his career and has no intention of slowing down. To see more of David’s work, please visit his website at www.davidwalkerstudios.com or follow him on Instagram at davidwalkerstudios.
|Publish Date||Jan 10, 2017|
- Review by Fitzysmom
With the sing-songy verses the momma gently responds to all of her little boy's queries. As they move from animal to animal the son continually says "Mama, look!" and then responds with a question about who made the animals and their particular characteristic. I really like how the momma responds that only God can make these animals and give them their particular makeup.
I am pretty sure that once you read this aloud to your little one they will begin to respond in all the right places with the animal sounds. The book itself is a padded board book that is very sturdy for the multiple readings that you are surely going to be doing. When the words have a rhyming flare it is actually fun to read it again and again. I think you'll also enjoy the illustrations by David Walker. His use of disproportionate features makes for a whimsical visual that goes really well with the verses.
This book would be a great addition to any child's library. It would also make a wonderful baby shower gift for that expecting momma.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 1/18/2017)
- Review by Jalynn
Throughout the book, the little boy or lead character speaks to his Mama about all the fun and sweet baby animals he has discovered. He reminds us that God has made each and every one of them. It is a precious book full of wonder and excitement that any child would adore. This would make a great story to read at bedtime. Geared for ages 4-8.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 1/12/2017)
- Review by April
Obvious each page has animal noises so this book could be a hoot in a small group. I personally like that every page reminds us that God is our creator! This book would be a great addition to any series for creation! (Posted on 1/12/2017)