Another winner from Matthew Paul Turner! We have 2 of his 3 other children’s books and he always hits it right out of the park! I first fell in love with MPT’s books when I saw how beautifully they were illustrated. Not only does he have a way of writing words that resonate and live in my heart, but he partners with the most amazing illustrators who can bring his words to life. When God Made the World follows a young boy and two of his stuffed animals who come to life for a night time journey all around the wonderful world that God created. Along the way, they pick up some more friends - more children, who are just as diverse as the world they are exploring. Although these books are recommended for 3-7 year olds, my impatient 3 year old can’t quite sit still for the whole thing, yet! But we love looking at the pictures, and I have read as much as she will sit for several times already. I have also loved reading it by myself, as well. The words and illustration take me back to my own favorite books from childhood, and I am (also impatiently) waiting for my daughter to love the book as much as I do!