I’ll admit, I’m a huge lover of children’s books – and I’m often taken by the stories, the illustrations, the humour…

And, sometimes, a children’s book is so good, it brings me to tears.

“Old Turtle” is a thought-provoking, beautifully illustrated story where the animals argue over who God is.

“God is a sound and a smell and a feeling…”

“God is a twinkling and a shining…”

“No, He is a river who flows through the very heart of things…”

Each part of nature and animal seems to put God in perpective with relation to who they are and what role they play in the circle of life.  The Old Turtle gives wisdom and understanding to the animals that God is and can be all of the things they belive Him to be, as He is everywhere.

But what happens when the people come to earth and forget their purpose?  When they too begin to argue over who ‘knows’ God, ‘where’ God is and is not… when they misuse their power to hurt eachother?

This is a moving, deeply touching story that will have you smiling, grimacing, thinking.  It will inspire us to see God in the everyday – in the grass, the mountains, the wind, even, each other.

This is a must-read and will be added to our family library.  Beautiful.

Illustrated in watercolors by Cheng-Khee Chee.