First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of “all things bright and beautiful.”
About the artist:
Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, England, and started her career as a small child drawing on freshly painted walls. Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead. The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in illustration, Katy is now a freelance illustrator. Katy works at a desk in a studio within Old London Library and likes to tap dance in her spare time.
What a gorgeous book! I was unfamiliar with this hymn and this book is a lovely introduction. With sweet illustrations that play beautifully with the verse on each page, my five year old and I enjoy reading this book very much. Big and small? Let’s look for the biggest and smallest thing! Flowers, birds, rives, mountains, sunny breezes. Which part of the picture are we reading about? Which animal is wise? The beautiful illustrations reinforce the words of this classic hymn. A hymn that is just as true today as it was in 1848 – God created everything! All of these beautiful things around us are not an accident or an evolution. They are purposeful creations of our almighty God, just as each little hand that holds this book. What an important message for our children!
I’m happy to be able to share one copy of All Things Bright and Beautiful with a reader! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite flower. If you share this giveaway on social media, leave an additional comment telling me which site you shared it on.
Giveaway ends on July 26, 2016 at 8pm. Winner will be notified by email so please leave a current email address.
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