7 Days of Awesome A Creation Tale by Shawn Byous

7 Days of Awesome A Creation Tale

Written by Shawn Byous
Illustrated by Colin Jack


7 Days of Awesome A Creation Tale by Shawn Byous

With a Dr. Seuss feel, 7 Days of Awesome rhymes its way through each day of creation and encourages children to ponder God's wisdom in creating this wonderful world. Accompanied by charming, animated illustrations by Colin Jack, this whimsical read-aloud book will be sure to delight both children and their parents.


Byous (Because I Stubbed My Toe) and Jack (A Pirate's Mother Goose) offer a whirlwind tour of the biblical creation story that's more Dr. Seuss than King James (the book's scripture references actually derive from the New International Version). Opening with a question aimed at readers ('Hey! Where did you come from?/ And what about me?'), Byous follows a portly redheaded man and a pair of children on what seems to be a trip back in time to reveal 'how it all began.

-shaped helicopter and a flying boat held up by balloons. Byous keeps his exclamatory rhymes light and upbeat ('And look! What a hoot!/ Today, God made fruit!'), and Jack's cartoons have the loose energy of storyboard sketches. While there's a slight disconnect between text and art (the unnamed, Willy Wonka-esque man is an unusual choice of guide), it's still a playfully engaging introduction to this Bible story. Ages 4-8. Illustrator's agency: Shannon Associates. * Publishers Weekly *

About the Author

Shawn Byous has been developing ideas and drawing for as long as he can remember. Since the 1990s he has been creating thousands of t-shirt designs for major retailers. He also creates fine art for galleries in Southern California and has written and illustrated several children's books. He currently lives in Southern California with his wonderful wife and 3 awesome kids. Colin Jack is the illustrator of several books for children including the Galaxy Zack series, Toads on Toast and 1 Zany Zoo. He also works as a story artist at Dreamworks Animation, and has been involved in such productions as Hotel Transylvania, Grossology, and Ed, Edd n Eddy.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


40 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years


Shawn Byous
More books by Shawn Byous


ZonderKidz an imprint of Zondervan

Publication date

23rd February 2016



We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

Lovereading 4 schools