This is truly the most unique book I’ve ever seen on the story of creation. 7 Days of Awesome takes the story of creation to a whole new level and makes it interesting and light hearted for the young.
I think it’s tricky to make any Bible story humorous while keeping it authentic and respectful and Shawn Byous does an outstanding job of both. I love that everything rhymes. It makes it whimsical and easy to follow along. I’ve noticed that my early readers in first and second grade really like things that rhyme when they are reading outloud.
My toddler really enjoys this story as well and since he’s just learning to talk, he liked to point out the picture of all the things he knew in the wonderful illustrations by Colin Jack.
This book has been likened to the style of Dr. Seuss and I definitely agree with that. It has that whimsy and style to it. While the illustrations aren’t so Seuss like, the writing style definitely is.
The only downside is the price. I don’t like when books are overpriced. Reading should be affordable for everyone and this one is a little steep!
The story of creation has been told over and over in many different ways but 7 Days of Awesome is a truly unique version that kids and parents will love.
About the Book
With a Dr. Seuss feel, 7 Days of Awesome rhymes its way through each day of creation and encourages children to ponder God’s wisdom in creating this wonderful world. Accompanied by charming, animated illustrations by Colin Jack, this whimsical read-aloud book will be sure to delight both children and their parents.
About the Contributors
Shawn Byous has been developing ideas and drawing for as long as he can remember. Since the 1990s he has been creating thousands of t-shirt designs for major retailers. He also creates fine art for galleries in Southern California and has written and illustrated several children’s books. He currently lives in Southern California with his wonderful wife and 3 awesome kids.
Colin Jack is the illustrator of several books for children including the Galaxy Zack series, Toads on Toast and 1 Zany Zoo. He also works as a story artist at Dreamworks Animation, and has been involved in such productions as Hotel Transylvania, Grossology, and Ed, Edd n Eddy.
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