Book Review: Who Sang the First Song?

This book is amazing. If you know me, I don’t say that lightly. Elliott has a lot of books, and a lot of Christian books at that, but this one was truly a gem.

First of all, the book is GORGEOUS. The illustrations are so well done - colorful, engaging, and fun. I find myself finding new details each and every time I open the book. Additionally, the children featured in the book are very diverse, which I like a lot. (Every child should see themselves represented in books!)

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Secondly, it’s cute without being sappy. The words are easy to read, rhyming, and fun but are’t annoying ear worms. If you are a mom, you know exactly what I mean. NO ONE wants to go to bed endlessly repeating their child’s books. (I’m looking at you, Moo, Baa, Lalala!) This one does not do that, and thus earns my praise.

Thirdly, it held Elliott’s attention. Now that is probably the highest praise a book can get. This little guy does not like to hold still for books, ever. In fact, usually I have to give him a toy or a decoy book to get through a story. This one, however, seemed to captivate him. In fact, the first time I read it to him, Clay walked in on us and thought it was so sweet he snapped a photo. You can just tell from Elliott’s face how much he was enjoying himself!

I 100% promise that this photo wasn’t staged! It really happened!

I 100% promise that this photo wasn’t staged! It really happened!

Finally, the book communicates a beautiful truth about our Maker. He is ultimately the one who “sang the first song” the put the world into motion, and He invites us all to now sing along with him for eternity. It’s a beautiful piece of theology condensed down into a bite-sized nugget the tiniest theologian can grasp.

I highly recommend this book, and for only $13 at the time of this review, I think it’s worth it to buy one for yourself and grab one for a gift!

I received this book as a part of B&H/Lifeway Blogger’s program. All views are my own.