One of our favorite pop songs is by Three Dog Night. The lyrics go: "Joy to the world, all the boys and girls. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea. Joy to you and me." We like it so much that we have adapted it as a mantra! That same sentiment is beautifully expressed and illustrated on the pages of this delightful children's book based on Psalm 148 and Psalm 150.
Rhonda Gowler Greene, a former elementary school teacher and the author of many award-winning books for children, has imagined a world where animals and all of nature sing praises to God. From the tiny mouse to the mighty elephant, they squeal out or trumpet their happiness to the Creator who made them all. Sea creatures leap in celebration and birds sing songs of gladness. All the farm animals join in the chorus along with mountains, trees, sun and moon, and even seasons. Human beings, young and old, swell the sound of praise.
Janet Broxon's playful illustrations reinforce the festive spirit of the rhyming text aimed at children through five years of age.