My 7-year-old daughter had been asking a lot of questions about how babies are made, pregnancy, etc. I was answering them the best I could, but I was lacking an eloquent way to really explain it without giving her more info than she needed at this young age. Enter Wonderfully Made by Danika Cooley.
Wonderfully Made “God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth” has been the perfect solution for how to share this delicate & beautiful topic with my children.
This book is geared towards ages 5-11 and I think that is very accurate. But, even my toddlers enjoyed the book since the artwork is very delightful to look at, the storyline is interesting to read, and it is fun for toddlers to listen to. My 6 & 7-year-old children were the most interested and my 11-year-old enjoyed reading it, too.
The Story of Conception to Birth Explained To Children
It gently introduces the story of life by sharing the commitment between a husband and wife, and how God gave them a special way to join together and show their love for each other by creating a baby. I liked how this part was worded and it fit naturally with the rest of the book.
Then you go through each week of gestation with stunning artwork and scientific facts about the baby’s growth from conception to birth. Appropriate scriptures are referenced throughout. At the end, the Gospel is proclaimed in a gentle and honest way.
I truly love this book! It is a mother’s love story to her child, it is God’s love story to us. It is a short and easy read, that flows poetically and beautifully. It is a meaningful story.
The information about each stage of gestation and the beautiful artwork really touched me. It was so bittersweet to see the realistic pictures and the info for the baby at 24-25 weeks, since that it when my Elijah was born and died. So, so precious is the life of a baby!
Though this is meant to be a children’s book (and it is absolutely perfect as one), I think that this is a great gift for a first-time pregnant mama. Not all women understand the process from conception to birth (I didn’t fully understand with my first pregnancy), and this is full of beautiful artwork and relatable descriptions!
This book is perfect for Christian families with young children or mamas expecting a baby. It is important to teach children about the miracle of birth and this book fills that role wonderfully. Get your copy HERE.
Learn More About Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is a married mother of four, a grandmother, a curriculum developer, and a writer. Danika’s three year Scripture survey for preschool to high school, Bible Road Trip, is used across the globe. She blogs about godly parenting and homeschooling resources at Thinking Kids.