Good Morning, World!, by Jennifer Hilton and Kristen McCurry | Book Review
The Children’s Book Review | July 29, 2016
Written by Jennifer Hilton & Kristen McCurry
Illustrated by Natasha Rimmington
Age Range: 0 – 3
Boardbook: 22 pages
Publisher: Sparkhouse Family (2017)
What to Expect: Animals, Routines, Faith
Once again, Jennifer Hilton and Kristen McCurry team up with illustrator Natasha Remmington to add yet another faith-filled board book to their collection. Like the others, this one doesn’t disappoint and is a great addition.
This board book starts with Rufus the dog visiting with his Frolic friends throughout the morning as they all get ready for the day. They comb their hair, wash their face, and eat their breakfast. As they spend this time with one another, they make a point to remember to thank God for the food that they share and for the beautiful day they will enjoy.
Routine is vital for young children. This book not only stresses this with the day-to-day practices, but also how we can incorporate God into the world of our little ones as well in a gentle, yet appropriate way. Rimmington’s colorful pictures of the different animals playing with one another provide a sense of great diversity as they are different sizes and play different roles in the story.
Overall, this story, along with the rest of the books in this series, are perfect for teaching the ways of life and how important faith formation is in shaping youngsters.
About the Authors
Jennifer Hilton is a wife, mother of four, and life-long Christian. She holds a BA in English from Iowa State University and has worked as a technical/corporate writer for 24 years. She feels called to share Christ’s common message and the peace it has brought her as a wife and mother. She lives in rural Iowa.
Kristen McCurry is an author and editor of children’s books. Originally from Iowa, she has lived in Chicago, New York, and is now settled happily back in the Midwest near one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. Kristen lives with her husband, twin children, and a beagle named ZuZu. She loves reading, playing tennis, and attending her beloved Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She is delighted to be co-authoring these books with her sister, Jennifer.
About the Illustrator
Natasha Rimmington is an illustrator living in Scotland. She specializes in children-s illustration and loves drawing animal characters; especially bears. She spends most of her day illustrating, but when she’s not doing that she loves hiking, camping and visiting the nearby zoo.
Good Morning, World!, by Jennifer Hilton and Kristen McCurry, was reviewed by Anna C. Iacovetta, Ph.D.. Discover more books like Good Morning, World! by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Animals, Books About Faith, and Spirituality.