Thursday, January 22, 2015

#REVIEW: Let There Be Light by Archbishop Demond Tutu and Nancy Tillman

Title: Let There Be Light
Series: none
Author:  Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nancy Tillman (illustrator)
Published Date: December 2, 2014
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: board book
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9780310733966
Genre: biblical children’s book
Purchase: Amazon | Thomas Nelson

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: A boardbook edition of the popular Let There Be Light, the story of Creation from Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling author, and cultural icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu paired with Nancy Tillman, the phenomenally successful New York Times bestselling children’s author/illustrator of On the Night You Were Born.
Now available as a board book, Let There Be Light combines the love and warmth of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu with the extraordinary talents of bestselling illustrator Nancy Tillman. This retelling of the biblical story of creation vividly portrays the wonder and beauty of God’s creation on each of the seven days. Using Archbishop Tutu’s lyrical text from the* Children of God Storybook Bible* and Tillman’s remarkable illustrations, this popular book brings the story of creation to life for readers young and old.
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
In my classroom in our church, we have a copy of Archbishop Tutu’s Children of God. I’ve used it before in class, the children and I really enjoy the language of his writing of popular Bible stories. When I saw this board book available through the publisher, I jumped at it, eager to review such a great story from his larger book.
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. Nancy Tillman has done an incredible job of keeping the open, loving spirit of Archbishop Tutu’s storytelling and putting them into pictures. The pictures are bright enough to capture a young toddler’s attention and the easy story line is enough for pre-kindergartner and kindergartner children to understand.

I loved flipping through this book, and even more so, enjoyed passing it onto the next generation.

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