Book Review: When God Created My Toes


My boys and I read When God Created My Toes together, and they each give it a sideways thumb — not quite a thumbs up but not a thumbs down either.

The story ponders what God may have been thinking when he created each part of the little girl in the story — from her toes, to her hair, to her heart.

Two of the things my sons liked most from the book was the art and the poetic rhythm. The art includes both full-color drawings of the child in the story, and cartoon sketches of some of the things that happen. My sons really enjoyed the child-like cartoon drawings. My 5-year-old really enjoyed the rhyming patterns since that is something they are learning about at school.

The little girl’s curiosities capture how we as humans wonder about things that only God knows. The story presents well using the imagination he gave us to wonder what it must have been like for Him to make us. Questions like, “When God created my knees … did he know I’d skin ’em?” and “When God created my eyes could I see him too?” open the door for conversations with children about God’s detailed and intricate designs and His sovereignty as Creator.

I think this book would be most enjoyed by preschool-age children and early readers.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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