Chil­dren’s

The Cre­ation Book

Chani Gans­burg; Dena Ack­er­man, illus.
  • Review
By – August 20, 2018

This beau­ti­ful book com­bines vibrant col­ors, col­lage, and rhyme to tell the sto­ry of the world’s cre­ation. Each of the sev­en days is depict­ed, accom­pa­nied by poet­ic text. Ackerman’s use of per­spec­tive and col­or cre­ate an atmos­phere that is pos­i­tive­ly Edenic.

The book com­mu­ni­cates that one of the most spe­cial aspects of the earth’s cre­ation hap­pened on the last day: a day to rest and appre­ci­ate all we have been giv­en. The pic­tures in this last sec­tion show peo­ple from all over the world with a vari­ety of skin tones and cov­ered heads enjoy­ing a day of rest.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 to 6.

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and chil­dren’s book reviews. She has lec­tured on a vari­ety of top­ics relat­ing to chil­dren and books and her great­est joy is read­ing to her grand­chil­dren on both sides of the ocean. Michal lives in Great Neck, NY and Efrat, Israel.

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