A Very Big Problem
In the beginning, God’s garden is beautiful and peaceful, but it doesn’t stay that way. Everyone has something to say! Rain brags that it’s the most refreshing. Birds boast that they’re the most splendid. Earthworms bluster about their busyness. Then Children come along, claiming to be the best of all. And it’s only fair that the best is loved most, isn’t it?
A Very Big Problem is a Junior Library Guild Selection
“A well-crafted story of cooperation and sharing within the context of the biblical story of Creation."
“With the biblical story of creation as their backdrop, each new natural element boasts that it is the best and the most loved, turning the peaceful garden upside down. . . . In keeping with the book’s midrash style of storytelling, children are encouraged to imagine, question, and reflect on the world around them, while colorful illustrations (and a note to adults) complete the experience.”
"A heartening look at God's intervention when each part of creation vies to be loved most."
—Spirituality & Practice
"The artwork is colorful and multicultural depicting a world filled with beauty. . . . Accessible and written in age-appropriate language."
—Association of Jewish Libraries
“A unique twist into the story of creation. . . . The illustrations throughout appear in an array of colorful hues, and the precious critters within them will catch the eyes and admiration of the littlest ones.”
—Portland Book Review
"A wonderfully entertaining and original picture book."
—Midwest Book Review