Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christy Baldwin Virtual Book Tour

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Christy Baldwin on her Virtual Book Tour. Writing has been a passion of Christy's since she was very young. As a child, she loved to write stories for her grandfather and poems just for fun. She lives in Mason, Ohio with her family and is active in church, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and volunteering with various organizations. Christy has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Cedarville University and a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Scranton. She is a stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her kids and being involved in their schools. Her previous children's titles include Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night and Remembering Wilma.

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Recently, I read Christy's latest book, Care for Creation, and would like to share my thoughts with you. My review.

Title: Care for Creation
Author: Christy Baldwin
Illustrator: Shelly Draven
Publisher: Tribute Books
ISBN: 9780982256565


By Christy Baldwin
Illustrator Shelly Draven

Genisis 1:1 (NIV) says: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God created a beautiful world for us to live in. With our world comes the responsibility to care for God’s creation. Follow along as author Christy Baldwin takes us on a journey through scripture showing how each of us can fulfill God’s plan in her picture book Care for Creation.

After God formed the heavens and the earth, He made man to rule over the earth and all the creatures. The author interprets each Bible verse she quotes in simple terms for young readers to see how it relates to them. Shelby Draven’s illustrations show a boy and girl swimming in clean water, recycling items, and performing other activities as the author gives examples of how to avoid polluting the air, how to conserve fossil fuels, and other ways to keep our planet clean.

When I was teaching fifth-grade science, we studied conservation using information provided by our Soil and Water Conservation District. The students learned that caring for our world is not just for adults, but they can be a part of it too. In Care for Creation the author and illustrator have presented a unique look at ways children can become involved in saving our world for future generations. An interactive guide at the end of the book would be useful for classroom teachers, for families, and for everyone interested in caring for the land God gave us. After all, it’s the only one we have.

To learn more about Ms. Baldwin and the book check out the following sites:
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Thank you, Christy, for letting me host you today.


  1. Beverly - I always enjoy your reviews because you bring such a unique perspective to them.

    I like how you mentioned that while teaching science you encouraged your students to become more hands on in caring for the world around them. That's exactly what CARE FOR CREATION hopes to inspire in all of its young readers.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books

  2. Hi Nicole. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

    I enjoyed teaching my students about conserving our land. Every year the Conservation District sponsored a poster contest where the 5th graders drew posters about conservation. They learned and had fun too.

    Good luck to Christy with her book.

  3. This is a great book. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  4. Hi, Cheryl,

    Thanks for stopping by. It is a lovely story and one that should do well in schools.

  5. Hi Beverly. I enjoyed reading your review. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing about it.

  6. Thanks, Susanne. It is a lovely story. I appreciate your nice comments.

  7. Beverly - Thanks for blogging a review of this book. I am so excited to hear that you liked it. I want to let your readers know that I am hosting a contest for all bloggers. Contact me at mandcbaldwin78@gmail.com with at least one idea of how you plan to use the book with your family or students and I will put your name in a drawing for a free autographed copy of the book.

  8. You're welcome, Christy. I think this is a message not only children but adults, too, need to hear. It is our only world, and we are responsible for taking care of it.

    Your contest sounds like fun. Will send email. Thanks.