God's Very Colorful Creation

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Brings to life the Bible story of creation for young children.

Part of the Very Best Bible Stories series.

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In this faithful and fun account of Genesis 1, children 2-4 years old will discover how God made his very good and wonderful creation. Children will learn that God used every shade of the rainbow, and so many more!

It teaches children about colors and has bright, fun illustrations by Jennifer Davison.

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Age range: 2 - 4
Contributors Tim Thornborough, Jennifer Davison
ISBN 9781784986339
Format Hardback
First published July 2021
Dimensions 8.3" x 8.3" x 0.3"
Case quantity 60
Language English
Pages 24
Publisher The Good Book Company
Customer reviews


“Beautiful Story of God's Design”

These books are beautifully illustrated and share God's love story at a level my grandchildren can understand and remember! Absolutely beautiful and they love to read them with me! Thank you!


“Much appreciated gift”

This was such a colourful and well illustrated little book with the story explained carefully for little ones. The mothers of my two great granddaughters were both thrilled with the gift. Never to early to start ‘telling the story’.


“Love THESE! Must buy!”

I bought the whole book series and I love reading them to my children. I love the big bold words that keloids my son to repeat and learn words, I love the Bible stories. I found the book about Esther in my local cityCity library And when I find out there was more I just had to come on here and buy! Also knowing that I’m sprinting Kingdom work made me happy and they were very affordable! I also love that the characters have DARK rich colors and not white washed!! Can we get Amen for characters that truly look like they are supposed to being from Middle East and Africa! My children will be tight if the Lord and Great will be their PEACE!!



I actually bought the whole set of these books and I am incredibly impressed with them! These are well written, beautifully illustrated, and can be used in so many ways! I consider these an educational resource as well as a great way to teach to biblical principals. Love love love!


“Sweet presentation of Bible stories”

I used this for a summertime preschool story time. I used 8 books in the series. I purchased an 8 book bundle by this author. Each book has been fabulous. The children are engaged in the book because they are written so that the reader and the preschool audience can constantly be interacting and emphasizing the important parts of the story. This was a great purchase. 2 thumbs up.


“Lovely book that celebrates God's creation”

I would highly recommend this for a preschooler, especially. It has a beautiful cadence and does a great job stirring up colorful imagery and celebrating the diverse world that only God Himself could create. It would be 5-star worthy if there had been a specific mention of Adam and Eve, but we simply pause on that page, and say, "Who were the FIRST people that God made in His image?" With that little amendment, I say this is a great book to have in your library to encourage little belivers into a solid faith rooted in God as the creator of all that is good!


“Great - Biblical and Colourful”

I love how this book faithfully tells the story of creation from Genesis, and is accessible for little ones. The illustrations are bright and beautiful!


“Fabulously fun and colorful way to explore the creation account in Genesis 1!”

This book is a fabulously fun and colorful way to explore the creation account in Genesis 1 with very young children. The illustrations are vibrant and beautiful and the accompanying vocabulary words for descriptions of color are astounding. It’s engaging for my children and helps them expand their knowledge of colors beyond the typical ROYGBIV of a rainbow. I love the Biblical emphasis of God as the Creator of everyone and everything. This book is a great way to explore Biblical truths of the creation story and to focus on the creativity of God. We always enjoy the illustrations in the “Very Best Bible Stories” series as well as the diversity and more accurate skin colors of the people within the books. I’m not typically one who prefers “cartoonish” characters for Bible stories, but these books are really well done and my kids thoroughly enjoy them.


“Truly Beautiful”

In God’s Very Colorful Creation, Tim Thornborough & Jennifer Davison help you teach your children about God’s glory as our Maker.

Genesis 1

With Genesis 1 as the background text, this book uses vibrant colors and fun pictures to showcase God’s wonderful creation. My oldest child is at the age where he is starting to recognize colors, and he’ll point at the different colors asking me to tell him what it is. This book is perfect to capture your child’s imagination and show them how God makes things beautiful.

Truly Beautiful

Towards the end of this 24-page book, we see God’s creation culminating in God making people in his own image. The book describes them as men and women with different colors of skin and hair. And as my children have different tones, I am thankful for their diversity. Our God is truly beautiful.

I received a media copy of God’s Very Colorful Creation and this is my honest review.


“Colorful and Fun, With Great Vocabulary”

This vibrant picture book features beautiful art and joyful text that celebrates color and God's creativity. The book adapts the creation account from Genesis for a young child's level, and focuses on the beauty and majesty of what God made. The illustrations from Jennifer Davison are bright, vibrant, and lovely to look at, and the text from Tim Thornborough has wonderful rhythm and includes lots of different color names and synonyms. The vocabulary nerd in me particularly enjoyed this, and it's a great way to teach children a broad vocabulary for different shades of color. It is almost always clear from context what unfamiliar color names would refer to, and parents may learn some new words as well.

Near the end of the book, the page about God creating mankind in his image pictures people with lots of different shades of skin. This is a nice nod to racial diversity as part of God's colorful creation, but it could be confusing or distracting to some children, since the text presents this as part of the creation story without a specific focus on Adam and Eve as the characters in the Genesis narrative. The book connects human diversity with the concept of people growing and filling the earth, but I think that this part of the book would have benefited from a stronger transition between the Genesis story and the future development of mankind.

"God's Very Colorful Creation" is a great book for Christian families, churches, and Christian schools. The book is so bright and colorful that it can be eye-catching from a distance, if a teacher is holding it up at the front of a room, and the enthusiastic, rhythmic text lends itself well to a read-aloud. If I were reading this to children, I would clarify some of the specific details of the Genesis narrative to prevent confusion, but the book is a great way to celebrate God's creativity and design in the world around us and in the human race.

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God's Very Colorful Creation | Tim Thornborough, Jennifer Davison | $12.99 $11.04