He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America’s best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, Kadir has created a dazzling, intimate interpretation, one that rejoices in the connectedness of people and natu
Unfortunately, I now have that darn song stuck in my head!
Kadair Nelson turned this beautiful notable church or spiritual song I heard coming up throughout my life. I do not hear it as much as I did when I was a little girl. However for an activity after this particular read, I would play different versions of this song for the children to hear. Then I would have the class sing a few times, until they all knew it. Then I would ...more
This book uses the lyrics of a traditional spiritual song to describe how all of God’s creations are cradled in his care. The moon, stars, wind, rain, rivers, mountains, oceans, world and all the people are, “in His hands” as expressed verse by verse using repetitive text. Nature is not the only focus of the book as it evokes a family centered feel through the young boy’s observations
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Genre: Picture Book
Main Characters: young boy
Setting: the main character’s community
Based on the popular song loved by all, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands” is brought to life by Kadir Nelson through the beautiful imagery of the illustrations and spiritual lyrics. Celebrating the joy of community and nature, this great picture book connects readers with the Earth as they follow the main character on a stroll through his neighborhood appreciating the ...more
Brothers and sisters, sun and rain, rivers and mountains, oceans and seas, you and me, everybody here, everybody t ...more
2.Pictures are engaging.
3.This book connects family community and nature.
I think this will be a great opportunity to go outside allow each child to bring in a towel from home find a grassy area, and have a dicussion about our enviroment.Dicuss how children view might view their enviorment.
The illustrations in this book are beautiful. This book takes the well known spiritual song and sets it to beautifully illustrated pictures conveying the connection between people and the beauty of nature. This book is good for using for discussions around, people, family, our world, and recognizing the beauty in all things.
Everyone knows the song but what brings his book to life are the vibrant and beautiful illustrations. Kadir captures the very essence of the song.
This is a #mustread book for all ages simply for the visual effects.
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers.