My sister recently sent a package of goodies along with my mom who is here with us for a few months. In the package was a book that I have absolutely fallen in love with: The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark.
Seriously, if you have not had a chance to read this book yet, you should run and find it whether it’s at a bookstore or a library or your friend’s house – I don’t care – just find it and read it! And by the way, while I am including Amazon affiliate links (the book title and cover above) in case you want to buy this book, I was NOT sent a copy from the publisher and I am not being paid or compensated in any way to tell you about this book or to rave about it. I just really loved it and had to share it with you!
I’m not usually one to comment on illustrations as I am a words-person and don’t usually find much inspiration from art. However, this book was an exception. My daughter and I had to keep stopping (in a good way) to study the pictures and talk about them as they are packed with imagery and symbolism that even a five-year old and an art-dense mom could appreciate! 🙂 My sister, who is an illustrator and art-lover, also reviewed this book just before Christmas and included some gorgeous photos of some of the spreads so rather than try to recreate that here, I thought I’d just send you over to see her pictures as well as her thoughts on this book.
I highly – really, really highly! – recommend this book to anyone, whether you have kids or not! I know I will be re-reading it regularly and gifting it often! And there’s a good chance it will show up in a giveaway here sooner rather than later!