By Davis, LinseyWith Bottum, JosephIllustrated by Fleming, Lucy
This joyful journey through an ordinary day inspires children to be thankful for all of God's blessings that surround them. From blooming flowers in the backyard to the roaring animals at the zoo ... the world is awake! Written by ABC News correspondent and bestselling author Lin...sey Davis and paired with lush, whimsical illustrations by Lucy Fleming, The World Is Awake for Little Ones: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings is a lyrical walk through a day filled with love as seen through the magnificent world of our Creator. Engaging and uplifting, this board book reminds young children they are safely cradled in the hands of God, surrounded by all his wonderful blessings. This is the day the Lord has made. A butterfly floats through the sun and the shade, while dragonflies flit past the flowers and trees and grasshoppers hop in the soft morning breeze. The World Is Awake: Combines ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis's lyrical rhymes with Lucy Fleming's whimsical art Is an inspiring and reassuring story for boys and girls about being thankful for the everyday blessings that surround them Is the perfect read-aloud board book for young kids Awards and reviews: Winner of the 2019 Christopher Award, Books for Young People Category Named a Top 10 Children's Picture Book by Focus on the Family in 2018 This lovely book extends the uplifting sentiment of Psalm 118:24 by following a pair of siblings through their day, and framing the story with the Bible verse itself: 'This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.' A little brown-skinned girl and her brother (the boy narrates) look outside onto a yard alive with butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and bees...this is indeed an Edenic appreciation of the world. - Booklist Together this trio has created a joyous book that communicates the beauty in everything, reminding readers to appreciate ordinary events and occasions, as well as Earth's animals and other natural wonders. - Publishers WeeklyRead more
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Linsey Davis is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and an anchor for ABC News Live Prime, which is ABC News Live's first-ever streaming evening newscast, and weekend World News Tonight on Sundays. She is a correspondent filing reports for World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline and is also the bestselling author of the children's books The World Is Awake, One Big Heart, and Stay This Way Forever. Linsey lives in New York with her husband and son, who is her biggest inspiration. You can follow her on Instagram @linseytdavis. Lucy Fleming has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood. Drawing always seemed like so much fun, but she never dreamed it could be a full-time job! She studied art and practiced drawing every day, and in no time, she went on to graduate from the University of Lincoln (UK), having specialized in illustration. She leapt straight into a career as a professional children's book illustrator and hasn't looked back since. She lives and works in a small town in England, surrounded by farmland and trees and accompanied by a little, black cat. When not at her desk, she prefers nothing more than to be outdoors in the sunshine with a hot cup of tea.
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