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eBook All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir (Picture Puffins) ePub

eBook All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir (Picture Puffins) ePub

by Margot Zemach,Bill Staines

  • ISBN: 0140548386
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Margot Zemach,Bill Staines
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Puffin (April 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 32
  • ePub book: 1847 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1200 kb
  • Other: rtf mobi azw doc
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 133


Celebrates how all the animals in the world make their own music in their own way, some singing low, some singing higher


Kata Kata
This book brings a song by Bill Staines to book form. The song, actually titled "All God's Critters Have a Place in the Choir," describes all sorts of animals singing and clapping and praising the Lord. Coupled with illustrations by Kadir Nelson, the text translates into a zany stage production.

One page toward the back of the book folds out to a four-page spread. Also at the back of the book, readers find the complete song with written music.

What I Like: I LOVE the illustrations! Kadir Nelson is one of my favorites; his work in this volume lives up to my expectations: vibrant, colorful, life-like, expressive ... absolutely striking. Also, the size of the book is great. It's large enough to read over two or three laps. My kids enjoy pointing out their favorite animals and making the appropriate praise noises.

What I Dislike: I wish the book included a CD. Not everyone can read music; without a CD or music download, turning the text into a tune can be difficult.

Overall Rating: The quality is Excellent, but without a CD or audio download, I have to rate it Very Good.

Tanya -- Christian Children's Book Review
Zepavitta Zepavitta
This is the book I really wanted! I've heard the song done by Celtic Thunder and never knew it was a story until hearing it in church in Juneau, Alaska this summer. A wonder book to read to kids and a great little song too. The book arrived in excellent condition just as it had been described by the seller. *S*
Prince Persie Prince Persie
I love children's books. I play in a small musical group, and one of our members brought this little gem to practice for us to read. I loved the illustrations, and the simplicity of the message. I knew that my grandchildren would enjoy the pictures of the animals and the repeating part of the lyric. It also worked well for a children's message that I had to give in church. I bought an MP3 file of the song, and just turned the pages as the lyrics were sung. We had a brief chat about how God made us all unique, because we each had a special purpose in creation. I'd recommend it for people of all ages.
Niwield Niwield
This is a super cute book! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the fold out pages look like the crease is too creased and will probably rip off very soon. I don't this this as a mistake, I just think its a consequence of fold out pages. I will just reinforce them with tape, but I hate to put tape on such a pretty book. It would be better (as some mentioned) if it had a CD with it so we could learn the song. There is piano music, but then you have to be able to play the piano. That being said, I did find this site [...] that has the music and lyrics.
Grari Grari
This animated and colorful book is based on the Bill Staines Song from the 1970's "All God's Critters". I sang this as a kid, so was delighted to find it published as a children's book. Kadir Nelson brings the lyrics to life with his delightful collection of animals performing the song on a Broadway-like stage. The words and music are in the back so you can sing the song to your child as you make your way through the book. The important lesson is now each animal, even those who might be less than lovable has something to contribute to nature's choir. My son is 10 months old and since he was 5 months old has always sat still for this book. He likes picking out his favorite characters, turning the pages and clapping with us when we sing "and some just clap their hands, or paws or anything they got, now". It's a great way to read to your child while helping them learn to sing, clap, and identify animals. It was a gift, but even if it hadn't been, we will be keeping it for his memory box.
Gio Gio
This is one of our new favorite books. I really wish I could give it more stars somehow. We borrowed this book from the library then ended up buying it on Amazon after two days. I recognized the words from the song we used to sing at camp growing up. Now my almost-3-year-old son loves to sing along as we read. I've even heard him singing it to himself while he's playing. I also love that the music (just the treble clef) is included on the last two pages of the book for those that can read or play music. The illustrations are fun and happy. I can't read it without smiling.
Every child should have access to this song and beautifully joyfully illustrated book that gets the Soul and spirit of the song totally.
This is the lyrics to Bill Staines song titled All Gods Critters. Now my granddaughters can read the words along with the CD.