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. A former librarian, she has lectured on topics relating to literacy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.