Book Review: Bible Stories Painting Book 2

[simpleazon-image align=”none” asin=”1859859798″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61MfQfiHiUL._SL160_.jpg” width=”111″] This painting book is ideal for young children. The paint palette is included, the drawings are bold and the pictures are clearly lined and large enough for little hands to paint. The text is brief but covers many of the main stories of the Bible. I like that the text poses questions to challenge young children and create discussion with parents. What a great activity book for a rainy day or for a Sunday School class! I only wish a paint brush had been included as well.

In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I was provided a review copy for free from Kregel Publications.

Book Review: Bible Detective A Puzzle Search Book by Peter Martin

Bible Detective is like Where’s Waldo with intricate pictures depicting both Old Testament and New Testament scenes. Young readers are encouraged to find various people or items within each picture (as well as the little fox that appears in each scene). What I particularly liked about this book was that it educated while it entertained. For example, one of the pages challenges readers to spot Noah smearing tar on a guffa to make it watertight. The search prior to that explains that a guffa is an animal skin boat. The biblical passages that inspired each picture are named on the page and a date estimate is given. Also, short text gives context to each picture. There is even an answer key in the back with the solution to each puzzle. The puzzle pictures are completely absorbing, so it is very easy to get lost in them. I highly recommend this book for children of elementary to middle school age. It will keep them entertained for hours while giving them a better understanding of life in biblical times.

In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a free review copy of this book from Kregel Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.