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Review: All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander, illustrated by Katy Hudson

All Things Bright and Beautiful - Cecil Frances Alexander, Katy Hudson

This is a joyful, adorable illustrated picture book that brings a freshness to the traditional hymn. Three siblings (the middle child is a ginger) frolic in idealic scenes, as they enjoy all of nature (including the purple mountains).

I really enjoyed this picture book, and think that the illustrations are sure to appeal to young children. I've always loved this particular hymn, so I was happy to see how well suited the artwork is to the lyrics. The nocturnal animals that appear at the end, when the family is tucked into their tent, made it even more personal for me (living in Oregon, I smell skunks quite frequently as I'm out and about).

An expanded review (for the First Looks blog tour) can be read on my wordpress blog at http://wp.me/p5Tcfi-uM

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, Worthy Publishing , through the First Look blog tour program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”