Friday, March 30, 2012
Amazing Animals by Design
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Amazing Animals by Design, written by Debra Haagen, is a book written to introduce children, in Pre-k through 3rd grade, to the theory of Intelligent Design. The book will be released on April 3, 2012 and is available for purchase now at Tate Publishing as either a paperback or digital download.
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The story begins with a trip to the zoo for John and Sarah. The children learn how each animal has been designed in a certain way to survive. Some animals have been designed in special ways to hunt or harvest food. Others have been designed in order to hide from predators or blend in with their surroundings. Humans have even been designed for a special purpose!
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Sarah, my 8 year old daughter said "It was great!" when I asked her about the book after she read it on her own.
Here is what Isaac said when I asked him what he learned from the story. "God made stuff special. If elephants didn't have their trunks they couldn't reach down to the ground or up to get their food."
I like this story! The story line is interesting and full of facts for younger readers. The ideas are presented in a way that is easy to understand with illustrations that help make each point. The illustrations are nicely done with realistic looking animals. I think the story is a nice way to introduce the theory of Intelligent Design to younger children. Children will enjoy the illustrations and the story line and want to learn more about how God designed animals to survive. I like that it ends on the note that we were also designed in a special way in order to do all of the things we need to do in our lives.
I read the book to my youngest two sons who are 3 and 6. Their attention was held by the story line and they liked the animal illustrations. My 8 year old daughter read the book to herself after she saw it open on my desktop. I appreciated the way design was presented in an easy to understand way with animals as an example and then humans as a final example. The ending was just right and reminded us of how we have been designed with a special purpose to serve God.
"Great!" is what Isaac thinks of Amazing Animals by Design.
Purchase from Tate Publishing
24 page Paperback $8.99
Digital Download $7.99
Disclaimer: As a member of TOS Homeschool Crew I received a free digital version of Amazing Animals by Design in order to write this review and have shared my honest opinion. If you would like to read more reviews please visit TOS Homeschool Crew blog.