Do your children always seem to hit you unawares with questions about where they came from, how did they get there, and what did they eat in there, anyway? I have some curious kiddos with lots of questions. Especially Xavier! Oh the questions!
Wonderfully Made: God's story of life from conception to birth is a delightful look at life in the womb from conception to birth. It describes, in simple terms, what babies look like, how they spend the time in the womb growing and practicing all the skills they will need for life outside the womb.
The best thing about this book,
is that there is no content that would make me reconsider leaving it out
for the children to access any time, on their own. This had been a
stumbling block with some books I had picked up which provided much more
detail than I may have been ready to share. And really, sometimes the
littles haven't even asked those questions yet. Wonderfully Made is
tactfully written from a loving mother's voice directly to her children,
just as I might tell my guys “their stories.”
At many places, the size of the baby was compared to familiar items. A nail head, an apple, and a ruler were all used for reference. The only confusion we had was week eight and nine. In week eight, the baby is described as the size of a pencil sharpener and in week nine, an olive. Our pencil sharpener is pretty big and I had one guy ask if the baby shrank! They learned which organs were being formed when. It was a pretty complete introduction to how babies are grown.
Scripture is sprinkled throughout the book and the gospel message of Christian rebirth is shared at the very end of the book.
illustrations are colorful and somehow soothing to look through. We
enjoyed watching this little babe grow and develop. The other children
throughout the illustrations are precious to watch just being kids and
the contrast to the developing child helps little ones grasp that they
were once just like that.
Your preschooler to age ten or so (Mal is 11 and enjoyed it) will
almost surely love this look at the miracle of life in the womb.
Wonderfully Made is a wonderful addition to your home library. I purchased a second copy as a gift for an expectant friend
and her children because I liked it so much. They also enjoyed it.
received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest
opinion. I was not required to post a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own or those of my family.