“Our Big, Big God” release announcement
PUBLISHED BY SIMON & SCHUSTER
Our Big, Big God to be in stores later this month
Local writer Jeff Atwood has a new book from publishing giant Simon& Schuster coming out this month. The new children’s book, Our Big, Big God releases on January 23, 2007 and should be in local bookstores shortly thereafter. Renee Graef, perhaps best known for her work on the Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series, illustrated Our Big, Big God.
According to Atwood, “this new book is probably the most exciting project I have ever been involved with. The idea for the book came out of a conversation with my oldest daughter Madison. When she was six-months old, she had bacterial meningitis and as a result has many challenges, both intellectually and physically. She and I were talking one day about God and how He created everything. She has trouble grasping abstract concepts and as were talking about how ‘big’ God is, the idea add a ‘big’ to every page as the things that God made were bigger just popped into my head.”
Atwood adds, “It has been fun to hear how families are using the book at bed-time or just as part of their reading. As a dad of three daughters, I treasure the time I spend reading to and with our girls, so it is great fun to hear about other families making Our Big, Big God part of their lives and family routine,
Our Big, Big God is a 20-page unique novelty book, with the pages getting larger throughout the book to help reinforce the text. In a playful and rhyming prose, each spread of the book asks a question about the different things that God has made, starting with the “Who made the ants and the bugs and the bees? Our Big God made all of these.” and continuing all the way to “Who made the earth, the sky, and the sea? Our big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big, God made them all…and He made me. (and He loves me too!)