Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 305

Picture Book: I Love You Nose! I Love You Toes!

Author & Illustrator: Linda Davick

Summary: This fun rhyming book celebrates the body parts that most interest young children, from the tops of heads to the tips of toes and such things as freckles, dimples, and ribs in between. Even parts that are often not mentioned are here. “I love the parts my friends don’t see; the parts that poop, the parts that pee.” This book ends with a warning to look before leaping and a good night to body parts.

Hanna’s Comments: This would be a delightful book for exploring what amazing creatures God has made us to be! Be sure to encourage identification and movement of the body parts as you read. If it’s not bedtime and you want to skip those 2 sections, I suggest using Post-it Notes or paper clips to mark the pages. The rhyme won’t be affected, and the children will never know.

Publisher & Date of Publication: Beach Lane Books, 2013

Age & Grade Appropriateness: 2 and up, Toddler and up

# of Pages: 32

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: None at present

PBT Category: Fresh off the Press

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: abilities, action, affirmation, awe, beauty, body of Christ, dance/dancing, gratitude/thanksgiving, humanity, joy, life, play, power, safety, self-control, variety

Scripture Connections: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit? (1 Corinthians 6:19); Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it (1 Corinthians 12:27); the whole body, joined and held together… when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love (Ephesians 4:16)

Idea(s) for Application: Read this picture book when celebrating with a group of young children the wonderful gift God has given us in the perfect design of our bodies.  

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