Monday, February 23, 2015

Lift the Flap Bible By Karen Williamson; illustrated by Louise Anglicas

ISBN: 9781781281307
Hardcover/Board $12.99
About the book: 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.

My thoughts: This is a sturdy board book just right for those little hands of two through four year olds. (Well, I think the older kids will have fun with this book, too.) Candle Books has a definite talent for creating engaging books and other products for children. in Life the Flap Bible (Candle Tiny Tots) the illustrations are bright and colorful and the character's expressions will definitely tell the story's point - fierce lions in the den with a contented, praying Daniel. 

The "story" on each two-page spread is very simply put. Two's, three's, and four's don't need a lot of words when they have a story-telling picture book. The engaging flaps are large and small (not tiny). They are easy to lift for those little fingers. And they complete the story. For example, the little boy who helped Jesus feed the 5,000 had a basket of bread. You lift the flap and the food and basket are gone and the little boy has a happy "I shared" expression on his face.

Little children will be able to easily "read" this book aloud to anyone willing to sit and listen. Once they have heard the few words that express the story, it will be short work for them to lift the flaps and tell the entire story themselves to all their own dollies, stuffed animals, and friends and family that will listen.

I love that they can discover birds and other critters in the world-of-small on these pages. I think this book is a winner and that children will love it. And no, it isn't the Bible. It is a beginning to learn about the Bible book for the little tots.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review from Kregel on behalf of Candle Books Publishing and Lion Hudson. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.

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