Author: Linda L. McDunn
Illustrator: Barbara Knutson
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Audience: Ages 3-6
Summary: This version of the creation story is used to point out God’s inclusiveness. God made all the colors of the earth, the animals and also the colors of people. God also tells us that we as people, are all made in His image.
Literary Elements at work in the story: The plot exposition begins with God’s work of creating the world and its colors from nothing; describes God’s creation of land, animals and finally people of many colors. The complication comes when a child asks “what color is God” and everyone has a different opinion.
Perspective on genderracecultureeconomicability: This book teaches that since God is the creator who, in the creation of the world obviously loves colors, it would make sense that He created people as multi- colored as well. Yet all are made in the image of God.
Scripture: Genesis chapter 1 & 2 The creation story with additional focus on Gen 1:27- God created people in His own image.
Theology: We are all made in God’s image. The Lord is Lord of all, and therefore no matter the color of our skin, or our hair, or our eyes, we are all uniquely made in His image.
Faith Talk Questions:
- What colors do you see around you in the world that God made?
- What colors do you see in yourself? (Hair, skin, eyes)
- Do you have friends who look different than you? How?
- What color do you think God is?
Review prepared by Inger Manchester, MDiv, Entering Cohort Fall 2006
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