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All things bright and beautiful…

… all creatures great and small. All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.Cecil Frances Alexander

All things bright and beautiful illustrated by Ashley Bryan, published in 2010, is another five star, must have for The Story Carpet. Using the original words of Cecil Frances Alexander and Bryan’s cut, colored paper, layered illustrations – this amazing hymn comes to life once again.

It’s so bright and engaging – it is suitable for the youngest of ages. Share it with twos, threes and fours. The detailed and colorful paper illustrations make this book perfect for young children. I love the multicultural peoples used, sea and land animals, day and night and the all inclusive One God – who made , all people, all animals, all of nature and all things under God’s hand have purpose.

From nature to animals and birds, to the weather – winter and summer, days – sun and moon, seasons, foods, colors, people – eyes, hearts and voices – Bryan “cuts” the pictures to show how importance this world is to God.

I loved the book. I recommend it to all families and for young children. the book is 32 colorful pages of story and an afterword about Cecil Frances Alexander and sheet music to this age old hymn. Share it and cherish it….

Remember how great our world is and greater still is the God who created it.

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