Thanksgiving and Christmas bring thoughts of Christ and gifts that celebrate the season. This review roundup includes colorful sticker activity books and a toddler’s Bible sure to engage, teach and entertain children ages 3-7. To set the mood for the season listen to Graythwaite’s Christ the King of Christmas sure to delight all ages.
‘The Beginner’s Bible All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book,’ Kelley Pulley, Illustrator, Zonderkidz, 2015, 16 Pages, Ages 4-8, 978-0310746935, $3.99
The All About Jesus Sticker Book from the creators of the best-selling “Beginner’s Bible” series uses sixteen colorful, oversize pages filled with stickers, puzzles and activities to teach about Jesus. While the sticker book briefly mentions Jesus’ birth and resurrection the primary focus is the life and ministry of Christ which makes it a wonderful supplement for basic Bible or Sunday school teachings.
Hands on activities include easy word puzzles, mazes, matching pictures to stories, finding hidden objects and coloring pictures in addition to completing pictures with puzzle shaped reusable stickers. Short, paraphrased Bible stories along page bottoms are simple and accurate. The fifty plus re-useable stickers can be used time and time again.
Although recommended for children aged 4-8 some activities are more for early elementary ages and the book is better suited to ages 3-7. The solid biblical teaching and reasonable price make “The Beginner’s Bible All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book” an attractive choice for Christmas.
‘The Beginner’s Bible Wild About Creation Sticker and Activity Book’ Zonderkidz, 2015, 16 Pages, Ages 4-8, 978-0310747055, $3.99
The Wild About Creation Sticker and Activity Book from creators of “The Beginners Bible” series describes the story of creation in 16 full-color pages. Hands-on activities ignite children’s imaginations as they color, trace, connect the dots, follow the mazes and solve word puzzles. Children learn about animals, Adam, Eve and the creation story as they chose the appropriate sticker to complete the biblical pictures. Although the Bible story of creation isn’t paraphrased or mentioned the story is easy to follow and supports Bible teachings.
The sticker, activity book is recommended for ages 4-8, however some activities are more suitable for early elementary grades and ages 3-7 is a better fit. Solid biblical teaching and reasonable price make “The Beginner’s Bible All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book” an attractive choice for Christmas.
‘The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones, Board Book, Zonderkidz, 2015, 30 Pages, Ages 4-8, 978-0310749417, $9.99
The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones contains eight Old and New Testament stories with charming Berenstain Bears taking the parts of biblical characters.
The large text and colorful illustrations engage and entertain children with simple short-sentence stories of David and Goliath, Creation, Daniel in the lion’s den, Jesus’ birth, the Samaritan’s account, Jesus entering Jerusalem and the resurrection story, “He is risen.” While some literary license is taken, such as Daniel petting the lions in the den, the overall stories are biblically accurate.
The padded board book is sturdy enough to withstand wiping down from sticky fingers and strong enough for repeated turning of the pages as the story unfolds, keeping the spine intact.
“The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones” piques little ones curiosity with simple Bible stories that teach and entertain. This would also fit nicely in a Christmas stocking or under a Christmas tree.
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Midwest Book Reviews: Gail’s Bookshelf November 2015
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‘All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book’ Kelley Pulley
The life of Jesus comes alive through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 reusable stickers in this friendly and fun sticker and activity book featuring The Beginner’s Bible classic art and simply written content.
‘Wild About Creation Sticker and Activity Book’
The wonders and joys of nature come to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and stickers in this friendly and fun The Beginner’s Bible Wild About Creation Sticker and Activity Book,featuring The Beginner’s Bible classic art and simply written content.
Common Core Standards:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
‘The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones’
The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones is perfect for young children. Now little ones have a padded board book edition designed just for them, with simple text, bright art, and a padded cover. This cute and durable edition provides an overview of the Bible with eight stories from the Old and New Testaments that follow the Bear family as they explore Scripture. The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones is fun and enlightening for kids and a great resource for parents and educators.
‘The Beginner’s Bible A Christmas Celebration Sticker and Activity Book’
The Christmas story comes to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 reusable stickers in this friendly and fun sticker and activity Book featuring The Beginner’s Bible classic art and simply written content.
‘My Bible Sticker Backpack,’ by Fiona Boon
Fun coloring activities and tons of stickers kids will love!
Whether stuck at home or on the go, kids enjoy getting to color and play with stickers. My Bible Sticker Backpack from Make Believe Ideas features Bible story favorites children will love to color and learn about outside of Bible class. Kids will also have over 1,000 stickers to place around the book, keeping them busy for hours and hours. At just $7.99, this activity book is a great way for parents to keep kids entertained and learning about the Bible.
‘My Perfectly Purple Sticker and Doodling Purse,’ by Katie Cox
Brilliant new activity book for young children who love all things purple.
My Perfectly Purple Sticker and Doodling Purse is a fabulous new activity book packed full of everything purple and sparkly! Young children will love to use all the stickers to complete the book or anywhere they fancy! The combination of bright photography and super cute illustration will delight every young child and keep them entertained for hours on end. The Carry-Me handle is ideal for children to take the book with them wherever they go so they always have something to do and look cool and grown-up at the same time!