Tuesday, March 30, 2021

" The Moon Speaks" - a bookwrap


The Moon Speaks

Authored by Jason G. Duesing

Illustrated by Chiara Fedele


* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Board book:  24 pages

* Publisher:  B&H KIDS; 1st edition

* Pub. Date:  May 25, 2021

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You


The Book

"The heavens declare the glory

of God, and the sky above

proclaims his handiwork." 

-PSALM 19:1

"The Moon Speaks" is a beautiful poetic board book revealing the wonderment of God.   The author encourages the reader to discover the beauty and magic of their surroundings and to appreciate what God  has created for them to enjoy and marvel at.  The illustrations are gorgeous and draw you into the celebration.  The book lends itself to a perfect bedtime story or devotional time.  I highly recommend it. 

From the Author

"The Moon Speaks" started out as a family song that turned into an illustrated conversation about the world God has made.  I wrote this book for families of all kinds who have ever looked outside and wondered or were inspired to sing.  I hope this book might help you and your kids look further upward toes ad learn more about the God who it all - including you. 

From the Producer

We asked Jason: “Which is your favorite spread and why?”

Working with Chiara, the illustrator, has been one of the more enjoyable creative experiences I’ve had in writing a book—and I stress “creative.” Essentially, she would take my words and thoughts and bring them to life with these magnificent portraits of nature and wildlife.

My favorite illustration—do I have to choose just one??—is the mountain lake only because Chiara captured almost precisely what I described in words. I was inspired by a family summer hike around Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, and without having seen that lake, she created an almost exact replica. So much so, when I see those pages, I think immediately of our family experience there, which was a wonderful time.

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author

Jason Duesing serves as the academic Provost and Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to MBTS after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Duesing earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Seminary in 2008. He also holds a M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University in College Station.

Duesing serves as a research fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, on the board of directors for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, academic editor of the Midwestern Journal of Theology, and general editor for For the Church resources. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and regular contributor to Baptist Press. Duesing is married to Kalee, and together they have four children: Gracyn, Ford, Lindsey, and George.

About the Illustrator

I am Chiara,

I was born in Milan in 1973. I live in a little village 50 km far from Milan where I live with my family and my pets.

I attended Art School in Milan and took a degree in Illustration at La Scuola del Fumetto in Milan. I had also attended several workshops with illustrators such as Gianni DeConno, Arcadio Lobato, Svjetlan Junakovic and a course with the publisher Paolo Canton (Topipittori) called Projecting Books.

I work mainly for children publishers all around the word, storyboarding for advertising and movie. Magazines. I use a combination of mixed traditional media and digital.

My artwork is varied and I feel my style is always evolving.

Freelance illustrator, editorial designer, storyboard artist for advertising and movies.

I work with big and small Publishers in Italy, Greece, USA, UK, France, Germany.

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