Kid Review – The Inventions of God (and Eva) – Picture Book

Connis, Dave. The Inventions of God (and Eva). Illustrated by Amy Domingo. New York: WaterBrook, 2021.

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About the Book – The Inventions of God (and Eva)

This delightfully illustrated picture book tells the story of inventor extraordinaire Eva—and the God who created her to be a lot like Him.

Little Eva is a budding engineer who loves to invent machines, toys, and robots that bring her joy. But where does her curiosity, creativity, and pizzazz come from? Meet God. He loves to invent, too, and delights in His creations, especially Eva.

God and Eva are A LOT alike because God made Eva to be just like Him.

Eva loves her inventions, but maybe not their earlier versions. God loves Eva, every version of her, and He wants her to know just how much. Parents and children alike will relish the playful illustrations and the gentle reminder that the image of God is alive in each of us.

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My Review

I loved the text of The Inventions of God (and Eva). Dave Connis did a great job of explaining the concept of us being made in God’s image in a way that preschoolers can better understand. He shows a definite understanding of this age group.

Amy Domingo’s illustrations are very appealing. They show much creativity. She did a great job of going beyond the text with her pictures. Children will be able to “read” the story after hearing it read just once or twice. I would include The Inventions of God (and Eva) in a Mock Caldecott unit. 

The Inventions of God (and Eva) would be an excellent addition to a K-12 Christian school library. I would place it in the picture book section. I can see librarians or teachers using it as part of a maker space or a unit encouraging creativity. 

I received a complimentary copy of The Inventions of God (and Eva). This is my honest review.

Meet the Author – Dave Connis 

Dave is a former librarian and the author of several YA novels, including The Temptation of Adam and Suggested Reading, recipient of a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. He lives in Georgia with his wife, three kids, and a dog that barks at nonexistent threats.

Meet the Illustrator – Amy Domingo 

Amy is an illustrator and designer based in the Philippines. She illustrated The Inventions of God (and Eva). Inspired by her personal faith and sense of wonder, her art playfully brings Scripture truths to life. Find her sermon notes and faith-filled art on her Instagram

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