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I received the Would a Worm Go on a Walk book from FlyByPromotions and thought it looked adorable. I know that my son is too old for this book, but I always love getting them to review. I get to read a cute little story, see the amazing artwork that is usually included (definitely in this book) and then be able to bless someone else with a great read. I’ll probably give this one to a friend who is a teacher and have them use it for Sunday School.
The story starts out with you wondering what exactly it could be about. The author is going through the different things, such as Would a Worm Go on a Walk? and other ideas with other animals to get you to start thinking. At the end, that light bulb goes off and you get it. What a great way to end.
I love having books that let kids know how much God loves them, and how important they are. This book is great for your really little ones, as a great bedtime story…or for the toddler who is learning to read on their own and will feel so great finishing this story. I would recommend it to any family and advise you to buy one for a friend to share. It’s adorable! Thank you #FlyBy for letting me read a great story!
About the Would a Worm Go on a Walk Book:
In a series of jaunty rhymes, Hall (God Bless Our Fall) asks fanciful hypothetical questions involving eight animals: “Would a worm go on a walk/ if you could lead him down the street?/ Would he wear his tiny tennies/ if he had four worm-sized feet?”
There’s nothing wrong with a premise that reminds children that, no, worms don’t actually have feet, and pigs’ hooves aren’t well suited to playing the piano, but the conditional structure of Hall’s questions is at odds with her intent. “Would a penguin use a parachute/ if she jumped out of a plane?”
Sure, penguins don’t really fly, but in the proposed scenario, the answer is probably… yes. Bolton (Oddsockosaurus) has fun picturing dancing possums, skateboarding turtles, and lipstick-wearing ladybugs in vibrant cartoon-like illustrations—fun that is repeatedly undercut by Hall’s reminders that such scenarios aren’t real.
The ultimate message is that “the animals were just a start,/ God’s masterpiece is you,” but children are more likely to respond to the book’s playfully silly moments than its humdrum reminders of limitation.
Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books (April 5, 2016)
ISBN-10: 082495677X / ISBN-13: 978-0824956776
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,855,922 in Books, #4938 in Books > Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian, #10574 in Books > Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity, #11645 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Children’s & Teens
About the Author:
Hannah is a wife, a mom, a blogger and author of the bestselling God Bless series and Would a Worm Go on a Walk (coming in Spring 2016). God has blessed her with the opportunity to write books for children.
Her first book God Bless You and Good Night was released by Thomas Nelson in Sept 2013. The second book in the God Bless series, God Bless Our Easter, released in January 2014 with God Bless Our Christmas following in late 2014.
Hannah C. Hall is the author of best-selling children’s books, including God Bless You and Good Night and God Bless Our Christmas, as well as an award-winning blog, HannahCHall.com. Hannah lives in Prairie Grove, AK with her husband, Josh, a worship pastor, and their four children.
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