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This is a beautiful book about the vision God has for His children. It speaks directly to children about how God wants them to treat one another. It talks about friendship, love, equality, diversity, and forgiveness. Many cultures are represented in this book and it really speaks the truth of God's heart.

Genre Critique: It's hard to classify this book by genre but I would choose informational because it explains a concept. In essence, this is a religious book. I really liked how the text flowed and the illustrations enhanced the text's meaning.

Media: graphite, watercolor, ink ( )
  EmilyWright | Nov 13, 2012 |
God's Dream in a very inspiring book about how God has plans for your life. The books teaches children how God wants them to behave and enjoy friendship. This book would give every child the tools to be a good human while on earth. This book isn't just about one religion but all religions of the world. So it caters to all children and could be read anywhere. ( )
  jmvarnad | Jan 22, 2012 |
This book tells all about God's dream and how he wants us to live. He wants us all to get along and treat one another fairly. ( )
  ktinney2315937 | Nov 20, 2011 |
Summary - A beautiful look at how we can all learn to live with one another differences and fulfill God's dream.
Critique - This is a good example of realistic fiction because the setting and characters could be real.
Genre - Realistic fiction
Media - graphite, watercolor, and ink, and colored digitally.
Theme - acceptance ( )
  Heather618 | Nov 5, 2011 |
The Nobel Peace Prize winning arch-bishop Desmond Tutu writes an inspiring book about loving one another no matter what we look like, where we come from and what religion we practice. This would be a great book to read to smaller children to teach the lesson of loving your neighbor. The illustrations depict children of all races and religions joining together to play happily. ( )
  jsb021 | Jan 31, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763633887, Hardcover)

With warmth and humor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu distills his philosophy of unity and forgiveness into a picture book for the very young.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God's dream, which he shares here with the youngest of listeners. It involves people who reach out and hold each other's hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt each other — and say they're sorry and forgive. It's a wish that everyone will see they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the shade of their skin. Aided by vibrant artwork evoking such images as a rainbow and a sharing circle, Tutu offers the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understand.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:35:26 -0400)

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An introduction for the youngest readers to Archbishop Tutu's message of forgiveness and empathy.

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Candlewick Press

Two editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763633887, 076364742X

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