Saturday, February 28, 2015

Candle Tiny Tots Lift the Flap Bible

Candle Tiny Tots Lift the Flap Bible

by Karen Williamson; illustrated by Louise Anglicas  

This little book is a great way to introduce young ones to Bible stories. The short summaries of different Bible stories can be a way for the parent or reader to further explain the Bible accounts. 
Illustrated by Louise Anglicas, the pictures within this book have pleasant and cheerful colors. Children will be delighted by the fun, fanciful depictions of Bible characters. For instance, in the illustration for Noah's Ark, there are several funny animals poking out of a tiny ark. 
As you may have discerned by now if not by the cover of the book, this book is a very simplified Bible story book. The pictures are not very realistic and won't necessarily help your child advance in Biblical knowledge, without your careful direction. The stories are brief and need further explanation. This book however could be a great way to instill in your very, very young child the accounts from the Bible. Obviously, the lift-the-flap aspect is the biggest plus about this fun little book. Children love to engage in that way, lifting the flap to find what is hidden within. For the age of child this book is directed towards, I'm not too concerned about the reality of the Bible pictures. Most tiny tots are only interested in the bright colors and lifting the flaps, after all. Just make sure you supplement with deeper literature as they grow older. Stories within this Lift the flap Bible include Noah's ark, Moses in the bullrushes, Daniel in the Lion's den and a few from Jesus' ministry on earth.

I received a copy of this book from Kregel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

What's under the flaps? Find out in this collection of eight very simple Bible stories in a large cased board book format. Each story is told across a double-page spread and there are flaps on every page. Bright, quirky illustrations full of wit and color from Louise Anglicas are perfect for this engaging introduction to Bible stories.
Stories are: Noah and the Ark, Moses and the Bulrushes, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Great Fish, Born in a Stable, Boy with Loaves and Fishes, The Lost Sheep, and Man Lowered Through the Roof.