About When God Made You
God was thinking of you long before your debut.
From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.
Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves.
‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!
About Matthew Paul TurnerMatthew Paul Turner is a blogger, speaker, and author of Hear No Evil, The Coffeehouse Gospel, the What You Didn’t Learn from Your Parents About… series, and several other popular books. Matthew, his wife, Jessica, and his son, Elias, live in Nashville, Tennessee. He can be found online at www.matthewpaulturner.com.
48 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Feb 28, 2017
Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Carton Quantity: 24
Sneak PeekClick Here to download the first chapter of When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
About When God Made You
Press ReleaseCharming & Beautifully Illustrated Story Empowers Kids to Shine
From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in the big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.
Bestselling author Matthew Paul Turner has written When God Made You (WaterBrook, 2/28/17) in a playful, charming rhyme which will encourage young readers as they learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves.
When God Made You comes to life with beautifully vivid, fantastical illustrations by acclaimed artist David Catrow (I Like Myself! and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!). The book has a similar rhyming cadence to the popular Llama Llama series and the well-known Seussian tales. Families from a variety of faith backgrounds will appreciate this rollicking, playful picture book and will treasure it time and time again.
When God Made You releases just in time for NEA’s “READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY” on March 2, 2017.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MATTHEW PAUL TURNER has authored 16 books including Churched and Everything You Need to Know Before College. He has written for publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, Relevant, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast. His unique blend of story with spiritual commentary has garnered him a large and loyal fan base. Matthew lives with his wife, Jessica, and their three young children in Nashville. Visit him at
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
DAVID CATROW is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including the New York Times bestseller and ALA Notable Children’s Book Award winner I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont. He lives in Ohio.
Contact PublicistBrett Benson
My son absolutely loves this book. He is only 3 years old and he enjoyed the artwork and pointing at various things in the book. I love how bright, fun and easy this book was. It kept his attention and is now one of his favorite books. My little sister, who is ten, also enjoyed reading this book as well.
I love children's books. I work at a daycare so I have a good idea of what pleases children in the way of literature (as an aside, I loved things written for kids even before I worked at my preschool/daycare). This book has such an adorable cover- I knew I had to read it! My overall opinion about this book is that parents will love reading it most. Since adults are the ones reading to toddlers, I think it's fun to find picture books which are...
Just the other day I had the opportunity to review a new book by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow titled When God Made You. First off, I want to commend Catrow as the illustrations in this book are vibrant and utterly beautiful. This children's book is a great story of how God made all of us unique and our only mission in life to is to live for Him and to love others. If we do those two things, we are fulfilling God's dream...
When God Made You is a wonderful children's book. The illustrations are beautiful. Children also seem to respond well to the catchy rhyming verses the author uses. When God Made You is an uplifting and heartwarming story. It really does make a child feel loved.
This is a really charming children's book in a sort of Seuss-esque style about the importance and value of individuality. I'm not a religious person, and I'm not raising my daughter to be religious, so we'll be gifting this book to a friend, but the illustrations are wonderfully dreamy and flowing and I'm so glad the "You" in the book is a little girl with brown skin. I received a free copy of this title for review from BloggingForBooks.com