There’s nothing like summer fun on the scenic shores of a lake: sand between the toes, an afternoon spent face-down in the clear, cold water, tiny fish peering back at you through your goggles. Irish Beth Maddock celebrates the beauty of the creatures that God has made through the eyes of Paul and Beth, a brother and sister who are loving every minute of their summer — even the experience of shuddering over the swampy water where the ugly carp fish live.
Is there beauty to be found even in these spiny, scaly fish?
God thinks so, and the kids have an opportunity to ponder their own response to God’s “wise and wonderful” creation as they plan and execute a dramatic rescue. No one will mind if you notice that the extent of this rescue effort is a fine picture of God’s Great Rescue Plan for humanity. He goes to incredible lengths to steer us into the best current, and bends over backwards to let us know how beautiful we are — and how worth the effort.
Illustrator Lucent Ouano has painted a realistic setting for the adventure . . . oh, and I counted 17 appearances of the adorable white and black-spotted kitty (18 if I count the cover). How many do you find?
This book was provided by the author in exchange for my review. 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.”
Subscribe to get regular Bible studies and book reviews from Living Our Days delivered to your inbox. Just enter your e-mail address in the box at the top of this page.
I link-up with a number of blogging communities on a regular basis. They are listed in the left sidebar by day of the week. I hope that you will take a moment to enjoy reading the work of some of these fine writers and thinkers.