Charming & Beautifully Illustrated Story Empowers Kids to Shine (Video)


From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in the big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.
Bestselling author Matthew Paul Turner has written “When God Made You” (WaterBrook, 2/28/17) in a playful, charming rhyme which will encourage young readers as they learn about their own special gifts and how they can grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves.

“When God Made You” comes to life with beautifully vivid, fantastical illustrations by acclaimed artist David Catrow (“I Like Myself!” and “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!”). The book has a similar rhyming cadence to the popular Llama Llama series and the well-known Seussian tales. Families from a variety of faith backgrounds will appreciate this rollicking, playful picture book and will treasure it time and time again.

Book Trailer

Meet the Author – Matthew Paul Turner

MATTHEW PAUL TURNER has authored 16 books including Churched and Everything You Need to Know Before College. He has written for publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, Relevant, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast. His unique blend of story with spiritual commentary has garnered him a large and loyal fan base. Matthew lives with his wife, Jessica, and their three young children in Nashville. Visit him at

DAVID CATROW is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including the New York Times bestseller and ALA Notable Children’s Book Award winner I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont. He lives in Ohio.

Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9781601429674 ● Hardcover ● 48 Pages ● $11.99 U.S./$15.99 Canada
eBook ISBN 9781601429193 ● $9.99 U.S./$10.99 Canada

SOURCE: Penguin Random House

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