Monday, January 9, 2017

God Made You Nose to Toes By Leslie Parrott Published by Zondervan

My thoughts: There have been many "takes" on teaching little ones how God made them. How God made each and every part of them and made them special. In God Made You Nose to Toes the child is carried through the sweet rhymes with a little boy and his pal, the Toucan.

The illustrations are especially colorful and have a sweetness that has a real cuddle-factor. Just like the cuddle-factor that children have. Leslie Parrott takes a little different approach to teaching that the body of the child is designed and made by God. I love this way she says things like....
God placed on the beaches some shells and some sand,
and he gave you five fingers and called it a hand. 
You see what she is doing? She is talking about something like the beach, shells, and sand and the image shows a child playing on the beach. Using.... ??? You guessed it, his hand.

God made many sounds that he wants you to hear,
so on each side of your head he planted an ear.

And then the author talks about the ear (well, ears, plural) and that they are placed on each side of the head. So the child is made conscious of the fact that God put his ears on both sides of his head. A great opportunity to teach how this way we can hear sounds that surround us. And the purpose of the ears? Well, because God made all these wonderful and beautiful sounds He wants you to hear.

This board book has a padded cover and is perfect for those little hands that will hold it fast and carry it whither-so-ever they go. I highly recommend it!

About the book: Help little ones understand that God created each part of their bodies so they can enjoy life and everything in it. In this delightful padded cover board book by well-known author and family therapist Leslie Parrott, children can follow along with Toucan––with a great big nose––as he helps them learn God loves each one of them completely.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the BookLook Blog Review Program on behalf of the publisher, ZonderKids to facilitate a review of my opinions. I was not compensated.


  1. going to look for this book for my grandson!

  2. My boys would love this one! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week! Always a pleasure to have you!


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