The story of the Exodus from Egypt begins for the very young. . .The full-bleed watercolor illustrations depict a lush and detailed setting of flowers, butterflies, and fish. . .Sweet and pretty.
. . .As Moses floats toward yet-unknown safety, Yacowitz’s gently rolling rhymes and Downing’s inventively framed watercolors—rendered in washes of emerald, citrine, and lapis—he enters a world far more benevolent than what he faced on shore. . .By the time Pharaoh’s daughter lifts Moses from the water in this quietly beautiful story, it seems that all of nature has determined to protect the infant.
The simple yet beautiful lyrical poetry and Julie Downing’s soothing wildlife illustrations give both adults and children a sense of God’s peace. It’s a creative retelling that parents and children can read together again and again.