Having preschoolers in the house, I’m always on the lookout for high quality resources for picture books to help make God’s truths come alive for them. So, when I received the opportunity to read Only God Can Make a Kitten with my little ones, I felt sure that it would be a hit around our house.
This book, written in gentle rhyme, follows the conversation of a son and his mother as they explore and play outside in God’s creation. The young boy makes observations about creation and the Mom answers to him about how only God can make the trees, the snow, the rain, and rocks all around.
The prose is beautiful, predictable and soothing. The illustrations are lovely and heartwarming as the reader watches the Mom and her two children tromp through the rain, climb over rocks, pick plums and even sit on the couch and cuddle. This book is helpful in teaching children that God made everything. Children learn best that God made everything by seeing the specific examples of the things that God made, so seeing all these examples helps children to remember this perfect truth of God’s creation.
This is an oft requested book at bedtime and other times of the day, as my children enjoy seeing the pictures and hearing the rhyme. They also will spontaneously remember phrases and ideas from the book. For example, tonight it was raining at our house, and we had reread the book earlier in the day. So, my five year old son came up to me and said, “Guess what? I know who makes the rain. Only God can!!” Lesson learned and enjoyed too!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Thank you! I was not required to write a positive review.