Monday, June 9, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 51


Picture Book: Mr. and Mrs. God in the Creation Kitchen

Author: Nancy Wood 


Illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering

Summary: This is a delightful re-imagining of the creation of Earth and all its creatures by a comical, cosmic, couple of chefs. With an oven big enough to roast a star and a pantry full of various animal attributes, this is a kitchen like none you’ve ever seen.

Hanna’s Comments: This book is not for those who take our knowledge of Earth’s creation too seriously, neither creationists nor evolutionists. Likewise, neither science nor the Hebrew creation stories are sources for this tale. Instead it is a hilarious consideration of the creativity that must have been necessary to bring into being such a beautiful and diverse world as our own. Dinosaur-lovers be warned. Mr. and Mrs. God don’t care for those ancient creatures. 


Publisher & Date of Publication: Candlewick, 2006 

Age and Grade Appropriateness: 5 and up, K and up 

# of Pages: 32 

Available in Spanish? Not at present 

Formats other than Book: None at present

PBT Category: God Book, Post 2K

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: abundance/bounty, animals, beauty, beginnings/morning, birth/birthday, creation, creativity/imagination/ingenuity, discovery/invention, diversity, Earth/world, humanity, life, power, variety

Scripture Connections: The Creation Story (Genesis 1 & 2)

Idea(s) for Application: a lesson on God’s creative nature and how it blesses us