Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Would a Worm Go on a Walk? Book Review

Would a Worm Go on a Walk?
by Hannah C. Hall
Illustrated by Bill Bolton

Would a Worm Go on a Walk? is a cute story that walks children through the idea that each animal is created to be unique and has its own special qualities.  Reading through the story, children entertain the idea that a worm could go on a walk, or a piglet play the piano, or a lion be a lifeguard.  Children meet nine different animals in the book, each suggesting they do something different than they were designed for.  The book finishes with the reader learning that just like the animals who cannot do anything other than what they were designed for, children are the same.  God created each of us with our own strengths, abilities and gifts and not one of us is imperfect or wrong.  Through this story, a child discovers that they are equally as unique and special just the way they are.

Based on the Bible verse from Genesis 1:31a "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good", the author spins a tale that leaves children giggling and learning at the same time.  The illustrations in this book are bright and engaging, with cartoon depictions of each animal doing the silly things they are proposed to be able to do.  Pictures have enough silly in them to keep kids engaged and giggling while still realistic enough to be recognizable and relatable. My children, ages 6, 4, and 2 have loved reading this book over and over, and I have enjoyed reading it to them. This is a book that will stay on my shelf for years to come!

* I received this book for free in exchange for my review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment