Would a worm go on a walk, if you could lead him down the street? / Would he wear his tiny tennies, if he had two worm-sized feet?”
So begins this humorous and imaginative picture book that introduces children to the idea that animals are uniquely created by a loving and wise God. Would a Worm Go on a Walk?, with its colorful, comical illustrations, is a fresh, fun way to teach young children that God created all things very good. He gave all the animals, and children, too, wonderful qualities and unique strengths. Children will giggle over the ridiculous scenarios presented, and they will come away with the knowledge that we all are loved and special.
God made each of us exactly how he wants us to be. This has been the topic of conversation at our house quite a bit lately. Our kids are starting to realize they are not exactly like all of their friends, and all of their friends are not exactly alike either. Some of white, some are black. Some are short, some are tall. Some are thin, some are thick. However, each of them is exactly how God wants them to be.
Hannah C Hall has become a favorite author in our home, and this book is just one of the many reasons I love having her books on our kids’ shelves. The scenarios in this book are so cute. Worms would not go on a walk because they do not like to exercise. Ladybugs would not wear lipstick because some of them are boys. Penguins would not parachute because they do not fly. The examples of examples of animals being themselves are very entertaining to young children and do such a great job of illustrating the point of the book.
We have had fun reading this book in our home, and my son has laughed through the pages more times that I can count so far. I am sure there are many more laughs to come. But the message will always remain the same – God made each of us exactly how he wants us to be. Us adults could use that message as well sometimes, huh? J
Hannah C. Hall is the author of best-selling children’s books, including God Bless You and Good Night and God Bless Our Christmas, as well as an award-winning blog, HannahCHall.com. Hannah lives in Prairie Grove, AK with her husband, Josh, a worship pastor, and their four children.