In this powerful and profound book written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee, the animals and other beings of the Earth argue about God, describing God in their own images — as a wind who is never still, a rock that never moves, a swimmer, the shining sun, a river — until Old Turtle intervenes to say that God is all these and simply "IS."

When people are created, the same old arguments begin and there is more discord. Then all the elements and animals of the Earth remind humans why they were created, thus demonstrating the healing power of the natural world.

This one is a classic, recommended for children 5 years of age and older. We are "older" and count it as one of our favorite books, to which we return again and again.