“The sky up high, the land and sea, a brand new world for you and me.”
Crisp writing and extraordinary illustration combine in this unique picture book about the Creation of the world. The author’s rhyming couplets detail the creations that Hashem brought into being on each passing day.
“Fins and scales. Flapping tails.
A school of fish. A pod of whales.”
Most important of all is the simple truth shining through the entire narrative: this wonderful world was designed especially for us, and it is good.
The Creation Book features paper cut artwork, watercolor and collage techniques by Dena Ackerman, with spectacular details that will delight the very young and amaze their parents and teachers, too!
The Creation Book
written by Chani Gansburg illustrated by Dena Ackerman
ISBN: 978-1-945560-06-4 / LCCN 2017953733
Hardcover / 32 pages / Ages 3-6 / List Price $13.95
Publication Date; August 2018
About the Author:
Chani Gansburg is a stay-at-home mom who takes great pride in her role as a Jewish woman, wife, and mother. Communicating big concepts to small people is an integral part of her daily life. The Creation Book is her second published book for children.
About the Artist:
Dena Ackerman grew up in Los Angeles, where she was drawing pictures and devouring books from a young age. Dena has illustrated numerous picture books and chapter books, works as a fine artist, and teaches drawing and painting in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where she currently lives.
This beautiful book combines vibrant colors, collage, and rhyme to tell the story of the world’s creation. Each of the seven days is depicted, accompanied by poetic text. Ackerman’s use of perspective and color create an atmosphere that is positively Edenic.
The book communicates that one of the most special aspects of the earth’s creation happened on the last day: a day to rest and appreciate all we have been given. The pictures in this last section show people from all over the world with a variety of skin tones and covered heads enjoying a day of rest.
Recommended for ages 3 to 6.