The World Is Awake

by Linsey Davis, Joseph Bottum

On Sale: 2018-02-06

Price: $17.99

Format: Hardcover

Book Summary

The World Is Awake, A celebration of everyday blessings, written by Good Morning America News correspondent Linsey Davis with Joseph Bottum, is a joyous romp through an ordinary day in a young child’s life––a day filled with the love and magnificent world of our Creator.

About the Book

This is the day the Lord has made.
A butterfly floats through the sun and the shade,
while dragonflies flit past the flowers and trees
and grasshoppers hop in the soft morning breeze.

The World Is Awake, A celebration of everyday blessings, written by Emmy Award winner and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis with Joseph Bottum, is a lyrical, rhyming story for young children intended to make them feel safe and joyful, cradled in the hands of God. Paired with bright and engaging illustrations by Lucy Fleming, this book inspires children to be thankful for all of God’s blessings that surround us in our daily lives. From the nature in our own backyard to the animals at the zoo, The World is Awake is a celebration of God’s wonderful world.

The bold and beautiful cover of this book features spot gloss and embossing.


This lovely book extends the uplifting sentiment of Psalm 118:24 by following a pair of siblings through their day, and framing the story with the Bible verse itself: 'This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.' A little brown-skinned girl and her brother (the boy narrates) look outside onto a yard alive with butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and bees. The rhyming text moves the reader with the children from inside to outside, with the trees and houses leaning toward one another in a reassuring way. Next is a trip to the zoo with their parents, followed by a visit to a farmer's market, a bountiful dinner of fruits and vegetables, prayer, a book, and bed. The centerpiece of the book, in which the children, visiting the zoo, gaze through glass at animals--predator and prey--standing next to each other, will remind many adult readers of the Eden-like Peaceable Kingdom paintings by American artist Edward Hicks. This is indeed an Edenic appreciation of the world. --Connie Fletcher

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780310762034
  • ISBN 10: 0310762030
  • Imprint: Zonderkidz
  • On Sale: 2018-02-06
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: $17.99
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication Date: 2018-02-06
  • Trim Size: 241.000mm x 286.000mm x 12.000mm
  • Weight: 457.000gr
  • Category 1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / General
  • Category 2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
  • Category 3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  • Category 4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Animals