cover image How Did the Animals Help God?

How Did the Animals Help God?

Nancy Sohn Swartz. Jewish Lights Publishing, $7.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-1-59473-044-3

Culled from the 1998 title, In Our Image: God's First Creatures, comes the board book How Did the Animals Help God? by Nancy Sohn Swartz, illus. by Melanie Hall. In this nontraditional version of the Creation, God asks the animals for suggestions in making humans: "" Make them playful, ' laughed the dolphin. With good appetites, ' gulped the shark."" According to PW, ""Hall combines soft watercolors with black-and-neon-toned scratchboard work... the effect is both complex and magical."" .