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GOD’S DREAM by Desmond Tutu

GOD’S DREAM

By Desmond Tutu (Author) , Douglas Carlton Abrams (Author) , LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7636-3388-2
Publisher: Candlewick

Archbishop Tutu shares his philosophy in simple but eloquent words intended for young children, accompanied by Pham’s appealing illustrations of sweet-faced children of different ethnicities. A brief introduction about a child’s dreams segues into a lyrical look at what God’s dreams must be: for a world of sharing, caring, forgiveness and tolerance of differences. These basic but important concepts are presented in easy-to-understand terms, such as the twin needs to apologize and forgive after an argument. The message that we are all brothers and sisters despite our differences is clearly conveyed in the tale, which concludes with a crowd of smiling children creating a rainbow with their own handprints. An extra-large trim size and big, bright illustrations make this a fine choice for reading to a group. The noteworthy illustrations include a touching spread showing children of different faiths all praying in their own way and attractive endpapers with a patchwork of African patterned fabrics. (Picture book/religion. 3-8)