This is the Day!: A Celebration of God's Creation by Nancy White Carlstrom
Illustrated By: Richard Cowdrey
Geared Towards: Ages 4-7
Published By: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: February 2009
Learning to appreciate all the finer details in God's creation isn't always something easily taught. Both adults and children alike are often swept away with the mindset of taking things for granted. We may appreciate the world around us, but not to the right degree. We should find ourselves actually stopping to truly enjoy the smaller things in life, and then giving God the glory.
Consider the shapes in the clouds, smell the flowers, enjoy the innocence of nature.What Carlstrom has done in her new release, This is the Day!, is bring the reader's attention to several ways we can all gain a truer respect for the world God has made. Readers visit deer, foxes, quail, eagles, frogs, rabbits and more through the winning illustrations by Cowdrey. Having laid out a day by day plan to direct readers to see areas where they can show their gratitude, we can see through a new light this is the world that God has made.
This lyrical story will leave your children eager to step outdoors to admire the beauty of nature. It will leave them, eyes opened, to the many ways that God has incredibly blessed them. And last but not least, it will leave them with a smile on their face because, this is, beyond a doubt, the day the Lord made!
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.