Sunday, May 27, 2012

Not too Small At All - A Mouse Tale by Stephanie Z. Townsend: Book Review

Don't you just absolutely love to pick up a beautiful children's book?  I do.  I especially like them when they share God's love, His creation, His beauty in a way that a little child can understand.

Not Too Small At All - A Mouse Tale is just that sort of book.  The pages of this delightful book are beautifully illustrated by Bill Looney with soft watercolor whimsical pictures that show gentleness and beauty at the same time.  The story is that of Noah and the flood. Grandpa mouse is telling a bedtime story from his own experience - that as one of the two mice aboard the Ark at the time of the flood.

Of course, we realize that the "conversation" is the author, Stephanie Z. Townsend's, way of bringing a young child into the real story of Noah and the Ark by featuring a tiny mouse who was "not too small at all" to do his part and be a part of the Ark's creatures.

The story is all about understanding "God's special plan" for his creatures in saving Noah's family and the creatures that He, the Creator, had placed on the Earth.  

I give this a 5-star rating and recommend it to anyone who wants to read a delightful book to a young child.

About the Author:  Stephanie Z. Townsend - This is her first book. She is a wife and mother of two children and former special event coordinator at the Answers in Genesis ministry.
About the Illustrator:  Bill Looney, to use the common vernacular, is a "natural" artist.  He illustrates many Master Books including The True Story of Noah's Ark. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and Dallas Art Institute.
DISCLOSURE:  I received a complimentary review copy of Not Too Small At All: A Mouse Tale from New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to render a positive review.

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